Prevent IE from Stealing Focus
As part of the Sunday Learning, another useful software that I tried to start using today was 'TweakUI' for Windows XP. There is a brief review about it here also. TweakUI facilitates with an exclusive node for 'Focus' on one of its left tree options and when selecting it, you are presented with options page with the option 'Prevent applications from stealing focus'. Alternatively, the flash bar of the application aspiring active focus would flash demanding the attention of the user. But eternally flashing windows are again irritating. Hence there is are options to control whether the window should keep flashing and stop flashing after a specified number of times.
TweakUI has more options to configure and optimize Windows. It is an inevitable tool for anyone.