Usability suggestion: Don't steal focus during textbox validation message

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Scenario: Just added a new callout

- I hit ALT-I, TAB to type a new fade-in timing
- Ooops, typo. Camtasia shows the data validation ballon

At this point, I have two options: Click on the textbox again (valuable time lost) or wait 6 precious seconds waiting for the balloon to go (valuable time lost).

Suggestions:
- Keep focus on textbox, if new input received, kill balloon immediately
- Don't change cursor position. When the data validation balloon is gone, the cursor won't be restored to its original position. I need at least one additional keystroke (End) to replace the cursor

Right now, a typo in one of the property textboxes is incredibly expensive from a productivity point of view.
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