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    Notification windows steal focus

    When my Mac Mini wakes up from sleep and front-row is running, applications in the background keep steeling focus right at wake-up.
    Namely the WIFI notification window asking me to connect to what ever WIFI point is nearby.

    I don't want to disable the WIFI as I use it to connect to the mini at home. There is no option to disable that prompt that I can find.

    Does anyone know of a way to force Front-Row to regain focus?
    Right now i have to do a left-mouse click to get control back in front-row. But a applescript that simulates a mouse click doesn't seem to do the trick.

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    I have similar problems when my internet connection drops. It throws up a prompt message telling me it is offline. You have to click to clear it.

    Anyone? Anyone??
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    In your own application, you can tell a window to go to a layer that is above these notification windows - this is what we are using in QCar. See the CGWindowLevel.h file in the CoreGraphics framework for more details on the levels.

    Of course you can't use this with standard applications that you do not control on the source code level. And I don't know about any other trick you could use.

    Edit: Bugbyte, you can get rid of the disconnection messages by not using Internet connect application or auto-connect in OS X. If you use pppd from the command line, there won't be any dialog boxes. I have to check the exact instructions for using pppd though - it is not as easy as one would expect on Mac OS X.

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    Well I got rid of the pop up window, but when the system comes out of sleep FrontRow still losses focus.

    I think what I am going to do is just make FrontRow exit on sleep, and re-open on Wake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jirka Jirout View Post
    Edit: Bugbyte, you can get rid of the disconnection messages by not using Internet connect application or auto-connect in OS X. If you use pppd from the command line, there won't be any dialog boxes. I have to check the exact instructions for using pppd though - it is not as easy as one would expect on Mac OS X.
    I like the auto-connect feature, though. Can you similarly command pppd to auto-connect when needed?
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
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