When Visual Studio installer pauses at a dialog box, change the taskbar to yellow
I was working on some Office documents while installing an update for Visual Studio.
The installer taskbar button continued to pulse green (i.e. ongoing progress) for a long time, but when I checked back in, it was prompting me to close Office documents and retry.
If the taskbar button "progress" had turned conventionally yellow and stopped pulsing, I would have been able to recognize this and action it minutes in advance of the actual discovery.