I have a somewhat long computation running in the background. I would like the Mathematica icon on the taskbar to flash once the computation is done. For example, Microsoft Outlook reminders make the taskbar flash:
How can I achieve the same effect in Mathematica? Is there a Mathematica command that makes the Mathematica icon in the taskbar flash?
What I've tried:
Beep can be useful, but if you leave the computer for a while, you can miss the beep. The advantage of flashing is that it remains flashing indefinitely. Another alternative is
MessageDialog, but you have no way of knowing that a message is up if Mathematica is minimized. It would be useful if
MessageDialog produced the flashing in the taskbar, but that doesn't happen.
Update: Opening a
SystemDialogInput is a hammer type of solution, although it gets the job done. I am reopening this question in case someone else comes up with something more subtle. The goal is to have some sort of alert that doesn't stop (like a beep would), so that if I leave the computer, when I return I could instantly see if the computation is done.
By the way, I am on Linux Mint, in case someone wants to get really low level :)