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Thursday, March 27, 2003

Ever get annoyed when programs will jump up at you and grab focus, and sometimes what you're typing? Ever accidentally IMed somebody who's just popped you message?

There is a solution, if you're running Windows XP:

  1. Download and install the TweakUI Powertoy
  2. Open TweakUI, and enable General > Focus > "Prevent applications from stealing focus"
  3. OK

That's it!


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