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08 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 64bit
Again, new window/popup opens behind active window

Perused through many threads mentioning this irritating problem without any clear cut solution. I keep missing a pop up that asks for some additional info or the next step in a program. It is always hidden behind the active window! Could someone help this old bloke?

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08 Jan 2011   #12


Mine does the same from time to time, but not constantly. Normally, I have a flashing icon on the taskbar that lets me know something is needing attention. Is this not the case with yours?
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08 Jan 2011   #13
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cato View Post
Mine does the same from time to time, but not constantly. Normally, I have a flashing icon on the taskbar that lets me know something is needing attention. Is this not the case with yours?
Mine too and I would have to say this is normal since I've seen it on various other setups as well. I'm amazed at how quick the folks here at Seven will freely give the advice to run SFC, System Restore or a Repair Install when it's not needed.
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09 Jan 2011   #14

Windows 7 64bit

Yes it does show up in the task bar but I keep forgetting to look there! Quite annoying for me.
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