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Windows 7: window in background flashing/glowing to get attention

29 Aug 2012   #1

Win7 Home Premium x64
window in background flashing/glowing to get attention

Just a minor annoyance, but one that has irked me for quite some time. When a window in the background wants attention for some reason, it glows orange (though I suppose that color differs if you've chosen a different theme) and flashes for a short while in the task bar, until the window is brought to the front. Is there any way to disable this notification and have the window simply remain plain?

Thanks as always for letting me air my petty annoyances!


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01 Sep 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Hello Russell, I think I may have found an answer, if you will delve into the registry.

My usual warning about backing up the registry before editing

Registry - Backup and Restore

Now, try changing the value of HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ForegroundFlashCount to zero


Good luck, let us know if it worked. A Guy
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02 Sep 2012   #3

Win7 Home Premium x64

Outstanding! Thanks for the assist. . . I just made the change, and will post back shortly with the results!
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