I am running a 3rd party app on my Mac that spawns new small in-app windows/dialogs/popups almost every 3 seconds, to show the progress of a specific command. These windows are closed automatically by the application.

The problem is that these in-app windows are shown on top of other apps. Is there a way of keeping them hidden all the time (I don't care about the shown progress)?

I have tried to hide the app itself, but it gets back to the visible state along with its in-app windows. There is no Hide option available in the app.

What can I do to handle this?

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    Not sure if the app grabs attention by switching to itself, but you can try by creating a new desktop and let the app remain visible there all the time. – Nimesh Neema Apr 25 '19 at 8:22
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    @NimeshNeema Well, that is simple and it works! If you convert the comment into an answer, I will approve it (not sure if this is the right procedure). – HBv6 Apr 25 '19 at 8:42

A convenient workaround would be to create a new desktop, move the app along with all the app windows to it and, leave it visible/maximized there.

If the app doesn't automatically steals focus to itself, this approach can resolve your issue.

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