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Windows 7: single click taskbar icon to restore/lose app focus

28 Feb 2010   #11
Racing666

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

My issue has returned. The problem is related to something else also. I have hidden KB977074 and it is still doing it. I am going to re-install it and then remove it again and see if that has any effect.


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05 Apr 2010   #12
joeg

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I had this problem and uninstalled the KBB977074 'update' almost exactly a month ago in
early March 2010, and also marked that update 'hidden.' For about a month, the issue went away.

Today, just a month later -- and the with the KBB977074 update still not installed and still hidden --
the problem simply re-appeared.

Any insights on this?
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06 Apr 2010   #13
Freeza

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

The problem is now intermittent. I have all updates installed and the problem went away couple months ago then reappeared for one day then disappeared again. Not sure why, I'm just dealing with it as it appears. So far it's been gone for a few weeks.
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06 Apr 2010   #14
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Freeza View Post
The problem is now intermittent. I have all updates installed and the problem went away couple months ago then reappeared for one day then disappeared again. Not sure why, I'm just dealing with it as it appears. So far it's been gone for a few weeks.
Hi guys...

No big promises but, the focus behavior is controlled by a registry value at:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

If you set the "ForegroundFlashCount" to 0 (zero) you should be able to have your apps take focus immediately when opening.

Setting "ForegroundLockTimeout" to 0 should allow task switching without delays.


As always when messing with the registry you should write down the values before you change things... You just might want to be putting them back.
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11 Dec 2011   #15
Suegit

windows7 64bit
 
 

I know this is just about a year later but I am having the same problem for quite a while

I have the same issue app1 is open I then click for another app 2 opens and that opens in back of 1st app etc
I have win7 64 Home


when I set "ForegroundLockTimeout" to 0 do I do that on HEXADECIMAL or on DECIMAL or both
thanks
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25 May 2012   #16
dlang123

windows 7 64
 
 

I know this is an old post, but to those of you who need help I know the solution.

It is quite possible that in your Ease of Access control panel option, under Make the Mouse Easier to use

The option to "Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse" got selected.

By unselecting it, it fixes the problem.
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05 Jan 2016   #17
dphillips83

Win 7
 
 

Quote:

I know this is an old post, but to those of you who need help I know the
solution.

It is quite possible that in your Ease of Access control panel
option, under Make the Mouse Easier to use

The option to "Activate a
window by hovering over it with the mouse" got selected.

By unselecting
it, it fixes the problem.
Been looking for a solution for a friend on this issue and I found the Ease of Access in control panel but the 'Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse' was not selected. I told my friend to select it and hit apply and they did and said it was now bringing windows forward but they weren't to happy that the mouse was focusing on whatever window the mouse was over. They then unchecked it and hit apply and it stopped the automatic focus but the problem with not being able to bring windows forward from taskbar stopped. So something in this option must've triggered it to fix the problem. Thanks for the suggestion.
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