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How do I disable the annoying yellow color of applications that needs attention in Windows 7. An example would be the Firefox download, every time I download, the icon on the Taskbar always blinks with the yellow color until I click it.

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For Firefox specifically it would probably suffice to get rid of the Downloads window. This Add-on is actually pretty nice, imho.

Generally I don't think you can completely turn it off. You can change how often it blinks at

HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ForegroundFlashCount

However, setting a new value there only takes effect after re-logon. A value of 0 means “blink forever”. So the lowest one you can probably reasonably use is 1.

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