i have been using zone alarm (free version) for a long time now, and have generally been nothing but pleased. however i have one complaint. i have it configured such that unknown programs will ask for permission to connect. i prefer this as it allows me control over what my system is doing and gives me time to investigate the programs in question. however, fairly often a program will try to connect while i am in the middle of typing something, and the pop up will process the keyboard input and the alert will disappear immediately. so my question is: is there any way to configure zone alarm so that the pop up alerts do not accept keyboard input? i have tried searching google, these forums, asking friends, etc, and have found no solution to this. it is extremely annoying. any help you guys can give me would be very appreciated.