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Windows 7: Windows Photo Viewer pops in the back layer.


02 Sep 2009   #1

7600.16385 x86
 
 
Windows Photo Viewer pops in the back layer.

Windows Photo Viewer is the default handler of all pictures file extensions in my computer. But when I double-click any picture files; *.jpg, *.png, *.bmp etc, Windows Photo Viewer pops in the back layer of other windows and applications. You can see the screenshots to be clear.

It suppose to pop to the top layer, is it not? Please, how can I fix this, guys?



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02 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums.

That's a good question. Are you enforcing other windows to 'Stay on Top' somehow? A tweak program, perhaps?
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02 Sep 2009   #3

7600.16385 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
Welcome to SevenForums.

That's a good question. Are you enforcing other windows to 'Stay on Top' somehow? A tweak program, perhaps?
No no, you didn't get it, I don't want it. I want the photo viewer always comes on top.
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02 Sep 2009   #4

7600.16385 x86
 
 

Can anybody help me please?
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02 Sep 2009   #5

 
 

Have you installed any tweak utility or registry cleanup tool?

If you have, that may be the issue. Registry cleaners a renound for screwing up your system (links, icons, services, folder behaviour).
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02 Sep 2009   #6

7600.16385 x86
 
 

ah, no. I never used tweak or reg cleaner or defragger apps like that, never.
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02 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMatt View Post
No no, you didn't get it, I don't want it. I want the photo viewer always comes on top.
I "get it" just fine. My question was if you had somehow 'forced' other windows to remain on top, over your picture viewer. And since you stated that you didn't use any kind of 'tweak' program, I can't imagine what is causing this problem - there is no 'easy' option to enable

I can only recommend this free solution and see if it behaves the same way.
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02 Sep 2009   #8

7600.16385 x86
 
 

yes you did, sorry. fastpictureviewer, looks nice. I think I'll try it someday. Thanks for your time.
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09 Oct 2009   #9

7 Ultimate SE
 
 
Found "A" Fix

I had the same problem. I don't know why I even tried this but it seems to have worked.

After double-clicking the file I wanted to view and having it show up behind the window I clicked from, I noticed that the Photo Viewer was 'Maximized' to fill up my screen. I double-clicked the top window bar to 'Restore Down' which will show the window like it had been manually sized and placed where wanted on the screen. Doing that caused the window to become the top layer window as usual. Then, instead of using the red 'X' in the top right of the window to close it, I clicked on the top left of the window to bring up the window menu and clicked 'Close' from there. I double-clicked the exact same file and it suddenly opened up on top of all other windows. I closed it the same way and tested it again. It opened up again on top. I opened it and closed it using the red 'X'. It opened up again on top. So, after opening it once again, I double-clicked the top window bar to 'Maximize' the window to fill up the screen and closed using the top left window menu 'Close'. I opened the same file yet again and it opened on top of everything else as a maximized window.

I don't know enough about this stuff to figure out WHY it worked, but I thought I'd share the fact that it did work for me. Give it a shot.

Good luck.
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11 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Another great free photo viewer app (I use it as the default in my system) is Faststone Image Viewer. Blows windows photo viewer away, imo.
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