Programs Force Themselves to the Forefront
another force fault
I'm not sure it is *supposed* to happen in Mac OS X. Some application icons simply bounce rapidly in the dock until clicked. Others force their way to the front.
Depending upon what method your software has to use to "obtain" an Entourage message window, it may have no choice but to put it at the forefront. Not all programs have "hooks" built in to let you run them in the background.
wheelmouse update 2835
Yep. They sure are. I also checked Packard-Bell's European "on-line" catalogue and no seperate mice were sold there either. Neither were any Packard Bell mice listed on Dixons on-line catalogue. This Mr...
This is a problem on Windows as well. Programs there can steal focus, and I hate it. You can turn this setting off with TweakUI, but that makes the buttons blink. In Windows 2000 and newer, a blinking button also forces the taskbar up if you've set it to automatically hide itself. I find that very annoying as well, usually because it covers something I was working on or because the taskbar button blinks!