Isn't it possible for the background task to create a pop-up window, emulating the old behaviour? This way we get the best of both worlds. The status pop-up window is not modal because it is not related to the explorer task window, but users still get immediate visual feedback of what is actually going on (or in case of errors what went wrong.)Joel said:Yes. The new system is however to allow users to continue doing what they were doing without interruption. It was rather annoying (some feel anyway) that explorer can't be used for the duration the erase was in progress.
5.8 still maintains the old behaviour.