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'Please store the internet on this floppy disk'


Re: Stolen Focus

I used to have a fully pimped out Amiga 1200 - PowerPPC accelerator, Permedia 2 graphics card, 4 gigabyte hard drive - it absolutely ran circles around my mates early Pentium with 3DFX2...... If the accelerator hadn't burned out, forcing me to break 'er up for spares, I'd probably still be using it today, even if only for minor tasks.

One of the design guidelines was that a notification or alert should never steal focus, and combined with other features it was a lovely, fluid UI to use.

Focus stealing on Windows still utterly, utterly, pisses me off to this day. It's just plain rude.

Serious question - can anyone recommend any utility / setting to prevent this on a Windows PC, that won't install browser plugins / ad bars / mining software alongside it?

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