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You know that annoying orange taskbar blinking? I use Pidgin (among other programs), and I hate it when my taskbar appears with the orange blinking when I am in the middle of something.

My taskbar is on auto-hide and set up to the left side of the screen.

I cannot click the window I am working to make it overlap the taskbar. (I could disable "Keep taskbar on top of other windows", but it completely hides the taskbar then.)

Ideal scenario:

  • Orange light blinks, and I click somewhere (i.e. my maximized window) to hide the taskbar again.
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In Pidgin, Tools --> Plugins, disabling the Message Notification plugin would stop Pidgin from flashing the taskbar.

UPDATE: see How can I disable flashing icons on Windows 7 taskbar? -- This may also work on Vista.

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Actually, it already is disabled... – Mateen Ulhaq Nov 26 '11 at 1:26

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