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Windows 7: Window focus is stolen but doesn't go anywhere

09 Oct 2011   #11
JAC73

Win7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just found this on the Dell forum. The link takes you to page 6 which includes a couple different options to try that have shown some success:

XPS 15Z trackpad never really shut down when using usb mouse - Laptop General Hardware Forum - Laptop - Dell Community

UPDATED: Based on the recommendations provide at the link above I uninstalled Dell Quickset. I rebooted just to make sure everything was removed and have NOT experienced the problem since.


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11 Oct 2011   #12
Yannick

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

uninstalled Quickset & Stage software.
I still see the window flickering, but the focus remains on the active one.
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11 Oct 2011   #13
JAC73

Win7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yannick View Post
uninstalled Quickset & Stage software.
I still see the window flickering, but the focus remains on the active one.
Cross referencing the Dell forum
XPS 15Z trackpad never really shut down when using usb mouse - Laptop General Hardware Forum - Laptop - Dell Community

There is another bug users are seeing that seems to be tied to the Cypress touchpad.
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10 Feb 2012   #14
trs

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows Focus Stolen

Thank you Jac73 for erasing many weeks of frustration with this focus stolen problem and thank the person who articulated the problem in such a way that I could find it. I was really struggling with how to explain it. Removing the Dell Quickset worked!! You're the best!
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04 Mar 2015   #15
djgeel

windows 7 home premium
 
 
Have the same problem

windows 7 have updated yesterday night and firefox. Since this morning, i have to click on everything after a few seconds cos it looks like it's become inactive. From firefox to a single windows explore folder....
Tried many solutions but nothing help. Is someone here who can give advice or help fixing this ?

Thx everyone.
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04 Mar 2015   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to our forum djgeel.
If it was my computer I would do thins in this order.

1. Reboot a couple times.
2. Run sfc /scannow as per this tutorial.

By Brink:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Let us know the results.
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08 Mar 2015   #17
djgeel

windows 7 home premium
 
 
Problem solve

First thx to reply,
my problem seems to be an usb key, i take it out, re-boot and the problem was gone..

Thx anyway
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08 Mar 2015   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Could you explain what you mean by (usb key)?
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09 Mar 2015   #19
djgeel

windows 7 home premium
 
 

well, i realise it start about the same time i start watching some pics family send me on a usb key/cruze or whatever, so i take out the usb from the pc, re-boot him and the windows focus was back, so it looks like my problem was coming from there. Why ? I have no ideas.... maybe it have nothing to do with, but the focus was back when i take out the usb key and i try a lot of others things before i try the usb out.

ah yes, it was about the usb key and it's meaning no ?
you know the little thing with a lot of different shapes or color, you can put date inside (whatever you want, from movie to music, text....), it come with a size storage 2gb to 32 gb for bigger (they could be even bigger but i'm not shure so better check before.)


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09 Mar 2015   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I see but I never heard them called a key.

You could just have a bad install on the USB flash memory stick or your system might not be able to read the format the data was installed.
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