I have many times had things (such as updates) running in the background, while doing other things (such as typing on forums).
Many times have these things managed to pop-up with questions and whatnot.
For example, I start an update on a game, tab out and start typing in another window. The update is nearly finished and it throws up one of those windows that looks exactly like the one that I tabbed out of, only this window is "new" - so it ends up on top. Usually at that moment I manage to press 'space' or 'enter' or something similar. The default (and usually only) button of these update-windows is 'cancel', effectively ending the update and I have to start all over.
Now I'm wondering if there's a way to prevent stuff from popping up in my face whenever it feels like?
I would like to see a gentle flash on the taskbar when something wants my attention, instead of getting a window with a cancel button in my face.