I often fade out music, stop the current track, turn the volume back up, then fast forward to the next track. I'm noticing that notify-osd kills any input from the mouse or keyboard while it is putting on it's little show when the volume reaches maximum. This leaves several seconds of dead air, and I really want no more than 1 or 2 seconds.

Is this a bug? The old notification system didn't do this, and I wouldn't expect that notifications would take focus like that.