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Windows 7: window focus issues (windows 7 pro x64)

08 Dec 2009   #1
exc

windows 7 pro x64
 
 
window focus issues (windows 7 pro x64)

when i open a program/window, sometimes it opens in the background instead of the foreground and i have to click the program/window to make it active. sometimes they open as minimized. also, after a restart and a login, i open up internet explorer and the gadgets (clock, calendar, etc) remain on top even though "always on top is" disabled.

so annoying. this is after a clean install with all windows updates and latest drivers. does anyone know a solution to this issue or have the same problem?

this is a great forum btw. i'm glad i found it. i love the massive tutorial section!


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08 Dec 2009   #2

Windows7 Pro RTM (32-bit)
 
 

The opening not in forground things happens to everyone (well, does for me), as for the gadgets staying on top, try toggling the stay on top, who knows, it might somehow work.
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08 Dec 2009   #3
exc

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

^ don't you think it's annoying? is this because windows 7 is relatively new and they're fixing it now?
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08 Dec 2009   #4

Windows7 Pro RTM (32-bit)
 
 

Nope, it's not generally until a service pack that things as minor as that are addressed.
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09 Dec 2009   #5
exc

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

so anyone else experiencing this problem?
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09 Dec 2009   #6

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I don't use gadgets, so I have no idea if it would be the same for me or not. I do have a problem with program installation windows opening in the background, but I've never noticed that happening just opening a program. The only time that a program opens minimized for me, is those that I have set to do so for startup.
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10 Dec 2009   #7
exc

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

i just realized this happens alot when i open them through programmed keys on my old microsoft internet keyboard. for example, pressing the "Web/Home" key will open internet explorer as minimized. however, using the mouse or keyboard (typing 'internet explorer,' then pressing enter) to run internet explorer via the start menu or taskbar will open it as maximized and in focus.

wtf?!
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10 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by exc View Post
so anyone else experiencing this problem?
Yes, I see it periodically on some gadgets. Also saw it yesterday on Excel 2002.

There were some significant GDI concurrency improvements to Windows 7. I wonder if any of these behaviors are a side effect of that: Engineering Windows 7 : Engineering Windows 7 Graphics Performance
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20 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Hi,

I have the same issue, there are lots of programs that do not take focus / appear in the foreground when you start them. Sometimes the behaviour is inconsistent, even for the same program. Sometimes I've thought a program has failed to launch, the only clue it has is an icon in the taskbar.

Its very frustrating, and I don't think its a minor issue, and certainly not on a new O/S that's made a big selling point of its desktop functionality.
Does anyone know if there a fix coming for this?
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21 Dec 2009   #10
exc

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

^ none yet. i'm still waiting for a fix.
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