I have set up a fairly complex notification system that is working pretty well... except for one small problem, whenever the update interval fires(with or without a notification to display) it interrupts the user. For example if you are typing into a text box and the update fires as you are typing, the typing either stops and then catches up in dumber controls, or is lost all together in controls like the RadEditor. In other words it is not firing asynchronously, it seems to freeze the browser as it calls the NotificationUpdate (server side) method. I have ajax timers in other places that don't seem to have this behavior and thought this should behave the same way.
The Notification is in the Master page (see control below), I have tried registering it in various ways with the Script/Ajax manager however it does not seem to make a difference... but I feel like maybe I am missing something there? What is the correct way to set this up so that it does not interrupt page load?
I think I amdoing the same thing as the demo here: http://demos.telerik.com/aspnet-ajax/notification/examples/updateinterval/defaultcs.aspx
except I can't really tell if it has the same behavior as there is nothing to type into there, and I am also doing more on the server side that would be taking longer.