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Windows 7: Active window to front


12 May 2009   #1

windows 7
 
 
Active window to front

I have a small problem

in vista if I used my media keyboard to open a program it would open but now, whilst browsing with firefox and im listening to media monkey and its on the taskbar in vista I could press the media player button on my keyboard and it would bring media monkey to the front, same if i press calc button now all they do is flash on the taskbar till I hover and click them

can I bring this back somehow is this meant to be happening?

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13 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Decieved View Post
Bump no ideas?
I'm afraid I can't be of much help except to say that I had the same issue but it's just gone away now. Calc comes to front as expected...
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13 May 2009   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Decieved View Post
I have a small problem

in vista if I used my media keyboard to open a program it would open but now, whilst browsing with firefox and im listening to media monkey and its on the taskbar in vista I could press the media player button on my keyboard and it would bring media monkey to the front, same if i press calc button now all they do is flash on the taskbar till I hover and click them

can I bring this back somehow is this meant to be happening?

Its a bug, Ive been having the same issues with all my applications.

Microsoft doesnt want applications forcing themself into the foreground like pop-up adverts on your desktop and I guess they have been trying to solve a few issues Microsoft has had with SetForegroundWindow Function () since Vista and that unfinished code ended up in the RC
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16 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

any idea if there is a fix for this issue? I am running Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit.
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16 Dec 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try this, open Regedit and go ti the following location,

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

look for "ForegroundLockTimeout, right click and select Modif, change the base to Decimal then set the value to 0. Log off and back on or reboot for the change to take affect.
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17 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hey stormy13, Thanks for the tip.

After much testing i have discovered the issue is with the Logitech Set-Point Keyboard Shortcuts which i have created. If I launch the applications from the Start Button > All Programs > and launch those apps from there....they will pop up on the foreground.

Not sure yr tip to edit the registry will do anything to correct this scenario....but i will give it a try.... Many Thanks
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17 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Try this, open Regedit and go ti the following location,

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

look for "ForegroundLockTimeout, right click and select Modif, change the base to Decimal then set the value to 0. Log off and back on or reboot for the change to take affect.
Hey Stormy13. Thanks so much. It worked!!
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10 Sep 2010   #8

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 
Help

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Try this, open Regedit and go ti the following location,

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

look for "ForegroundLockTimeout, right click and select Modif, change the base to Decimal then set the value to 0. Log off and back on or reboot for the change to take affect.

I cannot find this on my Win 7 64 bit machine? Any other ideas?
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01 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Try this, open Regedit and go ti the following location,

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

look for "ForegroundLockTimeout, right click and select Modif, change the base to Decimal then set the value to 0. Log off and back on or reboot for the change to take affect.
I had a similar problem where virtually all of my programs opened behind the active window. This fixed it. Thank you!
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01 Oct 2010   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Try this, open Regedit and go ti the following location,

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

look for "ForegroundLockTimeout, right click and select Modif, change the base to Decimal then set the value to 0. Log off and back on or reboot for the change to take affect.
Interesting.

I saved off the registry key and then altered.
Will see what the pros and cons are.
Any particular reason why the "change the base to decimal" since 0 is 0 whether hex or decimal and the 0x0 format is not needed in this case.
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