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Windows 7: Apps lose focus

03 Jun 2011   #1
celear

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Apps lose focus

There are several threads about various kinds of loss of focus but none are quite like mine. In the last several days, the app window with the focus will spontaneously lose focus. This happens about every 10 to 15 seconds. To restore focus, I must click within the app. Then I get about 10 to 15 seconds of up time before the next loss of focus.

I thought it might be Carbonite running in the background but, I paused it and the thing still happens. Sleep is set to "never."

Does this sound familiar to anyone?


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03 Jun 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
Never had the problem but sounds like its a problem caused by other software. A clean boot may help
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
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03 Jun 2011   #3
celear

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Okay, I think I found the problem. McAfee went all monkey-sweat in the background. I reinstalled it (a 90-minute ordeal) and the problem seems to have resolved. I have worked with computers since the mid-sixties. How do ordinary people deal with this sort of thing?
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03 Jun 2011   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

LOl They come here
Good luck. Glad that it was sorted out.
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03 Jun 2011   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

"Ordinary people" LOL! yes they do come here and most all get some help. Even a few not so ordinary ones too. Heck, I'm here.
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04 Jun 2011   #6
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by celear View Post
Okay, I think I found the problem. McAfee went all monkey-sweat in the background. I reinstalled it (a 90-minute ordeal) and the problem seems to have resolved. I have worked with computers since the mid-sixties. How do ordinary people deal with this sort of thing?
Removing McAfee was a good idea. Reinstalling it was not. 'nuff said.
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04 Jun 2011   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Normally ordinary people don't use McAffe.
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