Mathematica loves telling the user that it is "Formatting Notebook Contents" during DataModeler model searches. The problem is that, even though Mathematica is in the background, that panel pops up front & center and steals focus from the application actually being worked upon.
Needless to say, my users get ticked off at this intrusive behavior on the part of the front end.
In my opinion, there is a design flaw in the sense that WRI should not steal focus if it is a background app.
That said, is there a way to either suppress the message entirely or to not steal focus from the foreground app? Alternately, is there a way to detect that Mathematica is in the background to intelligently suppress front end graphics?