Coding Horror: Please Don't Steal My Focus
This is so true.
Dear every app on every platform: Please stop stealing my goddamn focus : programming
Seriously, why do GUI systems even allow an app to bring itself to the front/focus?
You know what? If what you have to tell me is so important, I'll check. But otherwise just show me a little badge or unintrusive bubble like Growl on Mac OS X. But don't ever bring yourself to the foreground. Ever.