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How to receive visual notifications on screen during long computation even when Mathematica is minimized? Question is similar to this: How to make the Mathematica icon flash in the taskbar?.

`MessageDialog[]`

(or anything similar) would be great but I don't know how to force it to appear on screen when Mathematica is minimized.
Solution would be if with some command Mathematica could be automaticaly maximized but I couldn't find how to do it neither.

**Alternatives:** `Beep[]`

is not an option for me because I keep sound turned off, besides I could easily miss the beep when I leave computer for a moment.
`SendMail[]`

overall is an option. In fact, it works very well for me when I'm not at home. But when I'm sitting at my computer I want to receive instant message on screen.

I'm using Mathematica 9 on Windows.