Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 7:13 AM (in response to mindkeeper)
I'm getting this too. I've been away for a week so just got back and opened iTunes to see there were 67 app updates available. I clicked download all then minimised iTunes and went on with checking my e-mails etc. only for iTunes to pop back up every time it started downloading a new update (so 67 times in all)
It's very annoying!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to mindkeeper)
Same here on 32bit. Incredibly, incredibly annoying.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 11:34 AM (in response to mindkeeper)
I have found a fix that works for me using iTunes v. 188.8.131.52 and Windows 8
The fix however eliminates ANY program from stealing focus in windows. Which I prefer anyway. This means that you will have to pay attention to your desktop bar or start menu for flashing. This will let you know the program is asking for your attention.
- Open Regedit
- Browse to HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\
- Change “ForegroundLockTimeout” to “30d40” (make sure this is in HEX not Decimal)
- Restart your Computer.
For those of you worried about messing with your registry, it is a serious thing to do and it should NOT be taken lightly, Here’s the Page from Microsoft telling you what the key is so you know this is legit fix. I always recommend backing up your registry and creating a save point BEFORE making any changes.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2013 7:38 AM (in response to mindkeeper)
Please do not make that RegEdit fix blindly. I went in and found my setting was already much higher than what was recommended. So whatever Apple is doing, it is bypassing whatever mechanisim uses that setting.
I found a better fix: minimize to the System Tray. It seems like if the window is created (even when minimized) it grabs focus. Minimizing to the tray forces the application to release the window area, thus when it tries to grab focus, it can't. I do note that the cursor still will change to an application wait cursor for an instant every time it tries to grab attention, but that's it.
To do this, go to the Preferences within in iTunes. Select the "Advanced" icon/tab. Check "Show iTunes icon in system tray", then check "Minimize iTunes window to system tray". Click OK.
Then, when ever you're trying to get iTunes to stay in the background, minimize it.