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Annoying beep, etc

Is there any way to prevent CD from (1) beeping, and (2) regaining focus, when it has finished publishing. I find both of these incredibly annoying. Why can't it do what it's told and keep quiet till I go see if it's finished?

Joel goes on a lot about UI design : I thought one of the principles was that the UI should not interrupt you unnecessarily. So CD shouldn't beep, and if it hasn't got focus it should flash the taksbar icon, not grab focus regardless of whatever else I'm doing.

Michael Wild
Friday, December 5, 2003

Agreed. The beeping gets particularly irritating when you're trying something new, and hence previewing over and over again.

Pat Galea
Friday, December 5, 2003

Agreed, especially since the publish taskbar box (is that what its called) is already blinking -- indication enough I think

joel goldstick
Friday, December 5, 2003

Maybe let it beep but instead of bringing the window to foreground (or blinking on taskbar) CD could show small notification icon in tray? (or no beep, no alert window, no bringing to foreground, only notification icon and pop-up baloon :-)

Lukasz Pogoda
Sunday, December 7, 2003

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