This is probably a classic story, but I've tried everything and I just can't seem to get it working.

I'm working with the old coda slider, and I'm having a problem where when I minimize my browser or view another tab, when I return to the original, the slider seems to "catch up" for all of the automatic slides its missed.

Can anyone suggest how to fix this code? Here's the site and the code (the interesting bit of code is towards the bottom:

http://lakeshore.ehclients.com/

Code:
 // CODA SLIDER PLUGIN
 
 /*
	jQuery Coda-Slider v2.0 - http://www.ndoherty.biz/coda-slider
	Copyright (c) 2009 Niall Doherty
	This plugin available for use in all personal or commercial projects under both MIT and GPL licenses.
*/

$(function(){
	// Preloader
	$(".coda-slider").children('.panel').hide().end().prepend('<p class="loading">Loading...<br /><img src="images/ajax-loader.gif" alt="loading..." /></p>');
});

var sliderCount = 1;

$.fn.codaSlider = function(settings) {

	settings = $.extend({
		autoHeight: true,
		autoHeightEaseDuration: 1000,
		autoHeightEaseFunction: "easeInOutExpo",
		autoSlide: false,
		autoSlideInterval: 7000,
		autoSlideStopWhenClicked: true,
		crossLinking: true,
		dynamicArrows: true,
		dynamicArrowLeftText: "&#171; left",
		dynamicArrowRightText: "right &#187;",
		dynamicTabs: true,
		dynamicTabsAlign: "center",
		dynamicTabsPosition: "top",
		externalTriggerSelector: "a.xtrig",
		firstPanelToLoad: 1,
		panelTitleSelector: "h2.title",
		slideEaseDuration: 1000,
		slideEaseFunction: "easeInOutExpo"
	}, settings);
	
	return this.each(function(){
		
		// Uncomment the line below to test your preloader
		// alert("Testing preloader");
		
		var slider = $(this);
		
		// If we need arrows
		if (settings.dynamicArrows) {
			slider.parent().addClass("arrows");
			slider.before('<div class="coda-nav-left" id="coda-nav-left-' + sliderCount + '"><a href="#">' + settings.dynamicArrowLeftText + '</a></div>');
			slider.after('<div class="coda-nav-right" id="coda-nav-right-' + sliderCount + '"><a href="#">' + settings.dynamicArrowRightText + '</a></div>');
		};
		
		var panelWidth = slider.find(".panel").width();
		var panelCount = slider.find(".panel").size();
		var panelContainerWidth = panelWidth*panelCount;
		var navClicks = 0; // Used if autoSlideStopWhenClicked = true
		
		// Surround the collection of panel divs with a container div (wide enough for all panels to be lined up end-to-end)
		$('.panel', slider).wrapAll('<div class="panel-container"></div>');
		// Specify the width of the container div (wide enough for all panels to be lined up end-to-end)
		$(".panel-container", slider).css({ width: panelContainerWidth });
		
		// Specify the current panel.
		// If the loaded URL has a hash (cross-linking), we're going to use that hash to give the slider a specific starting position...
		if (settings.crossLinking && location.hash && parseInt(location.hash.slice(1)) <= panelCount) {
			var currentPanel = parseInt(location.hash.slice(1));
			var offset = - (panelWidth*(currentPanel - 1));
			$('.panel-container', slider).css({ marginLeft: offset });
		// If that's not the case, check to see if we're supposed to load a panel other than Panel 1 initially...
		} else if (settings.firstPanelToLoad != 1 && settings.firstPanelToLoad <= panelCount) { 
			var currentPanel = settings.firstPanelToLoad;
			var offset = - (panelWidth*(currentPanel - 1));
			$('.panel-container', slider).css({ marginLeft: offset });
		// Otherwise, we'll just set the current panel to 1...
		} else { 
			var currentPanel = 1;
		};
			
		// Left arrow click
		$("#coda-nav-left-" + sliderCount + " a").click(function(){
			navClicks++;
			if (currentPanel == 1) {
				offset = - (panelWidth*(panelCount - 1));
				alterPanelHeight(panelCount - 1);
				currentPanel = panelCount;
				slider.siblings('.coda-nav').find('a.current').removeClass('current').parents('ul').find('li:last a').addClass('current');
			} else {
				currentPanel -= 1;
				alterPanelHeight(currentPanel - 1);
				offset = - (panelWidth*(currentPanel - 1));
				slider.siblings('.coda-nav').find('a.current').removeClass('current').parent().prev().find('a').addClass('current');
			};
			$('.panel-container', slider).animate({ marginLeft: offset }, settings.slideEaseDuration, settings.slideEaseFunction);
			if (settings.crossLinking) { location.hash = currentPanel }; // Change the URL hash (cross-linking)
			return false;
		});
			
		// Right arrow click
		$('#coda-nav-right-' + sliderCount + ' a').click(function(){
			navClicks++;
			if (currentPanel == panelCount) {
				offset = 0;
				currentPanel = 1;
				alterPanelHeight(0);
				slider.siblings('.coda-nav').find('a.current').removeClass('current').parents('ul').find('a:eq(0)').addClass('current');
			} else {
				offset = - (panelWidth*currentPanel);
				alterPanelHeight(currentPanel);
				currentPanel += 1;
				slider.siblings('.coda-nav').find('a.current').removeClass('current').parent().next().find('a').addClass('current');
			};
			$('.panel-container', slider).animate({ marginLeft: offset }, settings.slideEaseDuration, settings.slideEaseFunction);
			if (settings.crossLinking) { location.hash = currentPanel }; // Change the URL hash (cross-linking)
			return false;
		});
		
		// If we need a dynamic menu
		if (settings.dynamicTabs) {
			var dynamicTabs = '<div class="coda-nav" id="coda-nav-' + sliderCount + '"><ul></ul></div>';
			switch (settings.dynamicTabsPosition) {
				case "bottom":
					slider.parent().append(dynamicTabs);
					break;
				default:
					slider.parent().prepend(dynamicTabs);
					break;
			};
			ul = $('#coda-nav-' + sliderCount + ' ul');
			// Create the nav items
			$('.panel', slider).each(function(n) {
				ul.append('<li class="tab' + (n+1) + '"><a href="#' + (n+1) + '">' + $(this).find(settings.panelTitleSelector).text() + '</a></li>');												
			});
			navContainerWidth = slider.width() + slider.siblings('.coda-nav-left').width() + slider.siblings('.coda-nav-right').width();
			ul.parent().css({ width: navContainerWidth });
			switch (settings.dynamicTabsAlign) {
				case "center":
					ul.css({ width: ($("li", ul).width() + 2) * panelCount });
					break;
				case "right":
					ul.css({ float: 'right' });
					break;
			};
		};
			
		// If we need a tabbed nav
		$('#coda-nav-' + sliderCount + ' a').each(function(z) {
			// What happens when a nav link is clicked
			$(this).bind("click", function() {
				navClicks++;
				$(this).addClass('current').parents('ul').find('a').not($(this)).removeClass('current');
				offset = - (panelWidth*z);
				alterPanelHeight(z);
				currentPanel = z + 1;
				$('.panel-container', slider).animate({ marginLeft: offset }, settings.slideEaseDuration, settings.slideEaseFunction);
				if (!settings.crossLinking) { return false }; // Don't change the URL hash unless cross-linking is specified
			});
		});
		
		// External triggers (anywhere on the page)
		$(settings.externalTriggerSelector).each(function() {
			// Make sure this only affects the targeted slider
			if (sliderCount == parseInt($(this).attr("rel").slice(12))) {
				$(this).bind("click", function() {
					navClicks++;
					targetPanel = parseInt($(this).attr("href").slice(1));
					offset = - (panelWidth*(targetPanel - 1));
					alterPanelHeight(targetPanel - 1);
					currentPanel = targetPanel;
					// Switch the current tab:
					slider.siblings('.coda-nav').find('a').removeClass('current').parents('ul').find('li:eq(' + (targetPanel - 1) + ') a').addClass('current');
					// Slide
					$('.panel-container', slider).animate({ marginLeft: offset }, settings.slideEaseDuration, settings.slideEaseFunction);
					if (!settings.crossLinking) { return false }; // Don't change the URL hash unless cross-linking is specified
				});
			};
		});
			
		// Specify which tab is initially set to "current". Depends on if the loaded URL had a hash or not (cross-linking).
		if (settings.crossLinking && location.hash && parseInt(location.hash.slice(1)) <= panelCount) {
			$("#coda-nav-" + sliderCount + " a:eq(" + (location.hash.slice(1) - 1) + ")").addClass("current");
		// If there's no cross-linking, check to see if we're supposed to load a panel other than Panel 1 initially...
		} else if (settings.firstPanelToLoad != 1 && settings.firstPanelToLoad <= panelCount) {
			$("#coda-nav-" + sliderCount + " a:eq(" + (settings.firstPanelToLoad - 1) + ")").addClass("current");
		// Otherwise we must be loading Panel 1, so make the first tab the current one.
		} else {
			$("#coda-nav-" + sliderCount + " a:eq(0)").addClass("current");
		};
		
		// Set the height of the first panel
		if (settings.autoHeight) {
			panelHeight = $('.panel:eq(' + (currentPanel - 1) + ')', slider).height();
			slider.css({ height: panelHeight });
		};
		
		// Trigger autoSlide
		if (settings.autoSlide) {
			slider.ready(function() {
				setTimeout(autoSlide,settings.autoSlideInterval);
			});
		};
		
		function alterPanelHeight(x) {
			if (settings.autoHeight) {
				panelHeight = $('.panel:eq(' + x + ')', slider).height()
				slider.animate({ height: panelHeight }, settings.autoHeightEaseDuration, settings.autoHeightEaseFunction);
			};
		};
		
		// Set timer var
		var mytimer;
		
		function autoSlide() {
			if (navClicks == 0 || !settings.autoSlideStopWhenClicked) {
				if (currentPanel == panelCount) {
					var offset = 0;
					currentPanel = 1;
				} else {
					var offset = - (panelWidth*currentPanel);
					currentPanel += 1;
				};
				alterPanelHeight(currentPanel - 1);
				// Switch the current tab:
				slider.siblings('.coda-nav').find('a').removeClass('current').parents('ul').find('li:eq(' + (currentPanel - 1) + ') a').addClass('current');
				// Slide:
				$('.panel-container', slider).animate({ marginLeft: offset }, settings.slideEaseDuration, settings.slideEaseFunction);
				setTimeout(autoSlide,settings.autoSlideInterval);
			};
		};
		/*Focus Fix
		$(window).blur(function(){
			clearTimeout(mytimer)
		});
		$(window).focus(function(){
			setTimeout(autoSlide,settings.autoSlideInterval);
		});*/
		
		// Kill the preloader
		$('.panel', slider).show().end().find("p.loading").remove();
		slider.removeClass("preload");
		
		sliderCount++;
		
	});
};
Thank you!!!