How to prevent applications from stealing focus ?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by icymountain, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. icymountain macrumors regular

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    I am searching how to prevent applications from stealing focus in Mac OS X, typically to display error messages that I do not care about:

    Example 1: on my laptops, iTunes complains about authentication problems whenever I wake the computer from sleep with iTunes already running, and when it was running before I put the computer to sleep, in a place where I had network (I use it *only* to listen to Music, and do not need iTunes to phone home anyway)

    Example 2: I use a VPN program in the background, and do not need it to report it cannot connect whenever the wireless drops (often).

    There are other such annoying quirks, that make the user experience worse than it should be.
     
  2. icymountain thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nobody else is having the same issue ?

    I did not find any general solution for this problem (just some app specific solutions), but would really like to get rid of this focus stealing thing.
     
  3. 0d085d macrumors regular

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    Apr 23, 2015
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    Have you tried this? http://www.cnet.com/news/keep-applications-from-stealing-focus-when-opening-in-os-x/

     

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