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Stoping flashing WebEx taskbar icon on Windows?

Is there any way to prevent WebEx from making its windows taskbar icon start flashing an alert every time the presenter changes slides?

I hope this isn't news to Cicso, but many people perform other tasks while watching a presentation in the background.  It's very disruptive to have the taskbar constantly pop up and start flashing for attention.  For example, in the course of typing this question, I've had to stop and dismiss a webex alert four times. Please, please, please, if this feature isn't currently in webex, consider adding it soon.

Make that five times. Ok, sixth time while I was fixing a spelling error.

Thanks.

 

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This is a real problem.  Very

This is a real problem.  Very annoying.  Well, maybe when it decided it needs to take focus (especially while typing) is worse...

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Please fix this obnoxious

Please fix this obnoxious behavior!   I need a way to disable the taskbar coming back onto my screen and the icon flashing over my windows because somebody joined/left the meeting!   Turn it into a config setting or get rid of the notification altogether.    

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Please Cisco.   This is a

Please Cisco.   This is a frustrating user experience for me.  I have tried everything.  Hide the participants panel (it keeps coming back), minimize the panel, it reopens.   All of it causes the flashing on the toolbar.  It is a useless distraction.   Please change it.

Another vote to please fix

Another vote to please fix this ridiculous behavior.  Other programs that blink on the taskbar will at least stop after a while.  WebEx blinks both the taskbar and the program window forever until I return mouse focus to it, even when there is NOTHING that requires interaction or viewing.  It's incredibly annoying that WebEx refuses to let us background it on the screen or move the window to a second monitor while we listen to conferences.  Beginning a Google search for "stop webex" results in multiple search suggestions at the top related to this problem; clearly lots of people are looking for fixes or workarounds even if they're not posting here.

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Hear, hear. Very annoying.

Hear, hear. Very annoying. Even if it's on, make it a preference we can disable, please.

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+1

+1

Just ridiculous and annoying.

Edit:

Attached is a script in PowerShell to fix the issue temporarily.

REVIEW ALL CODE BEFORE YOU RUN IT OFCOURSE

 

Beginner

Agreed.  This is so

Agreed.  This is so unbelievably idiotic!

I cannot comprehend why anyone would think this was a good idea.

Beginner

This is really pissing me off

This is really pissing me off to the point that I'll recommend other solutions moving forward.

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Created an account just to

Created an account just to say the same thing, please fix this!

Beginner

Yes! I've just started using

Yes! I've just started using WebEx, and this feels like a throw-back to the 90's. It is extremely annoying to get your text typing interrupted by windows shifting focus away from the application you might be using.

Please fix!

Re: Stoping flashing WebEx taskbar icon on Windows?

This is driving me crazy!

Re: Stoping flashing WebEx taskbar icon on Windows?

This is so annoying! Cisco, why have you not created a solution for this yet!?

Beginner

Re: Stoping flashing WebEx taskbar icon on Windows?

I am a unix admin.  On conferences, I am usually called upon to perform tasks... as root, on production systems.  For all you button-pushers out there, that means in text, on the commandline, most of the time.  Except right after I log in, or have just run clear, the cursor is usually at the bottom of the screen, and every time a different person speaks on the call, and at other times with no action I can discern, the taskbar pushes up and hides what I am typing.  I'm an exceptional typist, but I read every command I'm running twice before entering - immediately, then again after clearing my mind of the task so I can read the command as if I were the shell running it.  Having to flip back and forth to and from webex to get the bottom of my screen back is a significant irritant.... akin to reading a newspaper and having somebody smack the back side of the paper every few seconds.  I have frequently signed off conferences, done my work, and signed back in, because of this malicious feature.  Please let us make it stop.   
I always advocate for gotomeeting when there's a choice, because of this, but so many vendors prefer webex.

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Re: Stoping flashing WebEx taskbar icon on Windows?

This is the stupidest "feature" yet Cisco!  Please, please fix this.  Windows should have a way to turn off ANY app from flashing the taskbar, if it does please let me know.  But shame on Cisco for not being better 

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