I admit, the fade-out is sexy for the notification popups, but they also OFTEN cause me to literally shout out a long string of curse words (in fact, I just did while attempting to create this post), because the entire time it’s showing, including during the full length of the fade-out, it’s stealing focus.
During that time, I can’t click on anything else including what I was previously typing into because it just sets focus right back to the notification, and what I’m assuming is also some large invisible window that it’s a part of, because sometimes when the small notification is showing and I click way away from it, the main GW window will suddenly show.
What’s worse is, if you happened to have the full GW window showing, click some other window like your browser, then a notification shows, and you click back into your browser, the next second the GW notification AND the full GW window show in full focus. If you were typing away while looking at your fingers and look up during that, all hell broke loose; only a small portion of that long sentence you just typed was entered, and God knows what else just happened, windows are flashing all over the place, settings in apps may have changed accidentally, and so on.
Please, just add an option to disable the fade-out. Normally I disable all fade-ins and outs in all my apps including Windows itself anyway.