troubleshooting Question

How to Change the Behavior of Pop Up Application Windows (if possible)

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I have wondered for a VERY long time how to stop or change the behavior or pop up application windows.  I work at a very high speed and very efficiently, so much so that when things pop up, it's a HUGE annoyance.  It interrupts my workflow, and my typing speed generally will respond to some of these windows because the default key press is hit by speedy typing.  For example, I can be working in Excel or Outlook, and an annoying pop up will pop up saying I have an Outlook reminder.  I'd like it to NOT pop up, but to blink at the bottom.  This isn't the only issue.  I often times am toggling between dozens of windows and working on many things at once.  If I'm installing software and waiting for it and multi-tasking by doing something else, I don't want to be interrupted when it finally finishes.  I'll get to it when I'm ready, but it pops up and it's annoying.  Basically, I'd like nothing to take control of my active window.  I'd like any window that wants to take control to go in a minimized state and perhaps blink so I can get to it when I'm ready. :)

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