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Windows 7: Active window changes to inactive on its own

25 Jul 2011   #11

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)

For absolute sure, I'd uncheck uTorrent/BitTorrent.

I'd also try unchecking that "Fujitsu hotkey utility".

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25 Jul 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hmm....that should have popped out as a possible culprit, not sure how I overlooked that one. After a reboot, it isn't happening anymore. Although, it is quite random and comes and goes. It was quite bad though right up until then and rebooting alone never helped it before so fingers crossed!

Thanks for your time and I'll keep this open in case it mysteriously pops up again.

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01 Dec 2012   #13

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit

I have had this very annoying problem but I traced it to a TP-Link WiFi dongle. I updated the firmware and the drivers, and the problem disappeared.
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06 May 2015   #14

Windows 7 64-bit
I need help too!

I know this post is now years old - but I am having the same annoying issue. can someone please HELP MEEE!!??!

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06 May 2015   #15


This can happen with palm drag on a laptop touchpad, cursors jump around, windows change focus. The best way to remedy it is to go into the Touchpad software to decrease the sensitivity, or even better use a mouse and set it to disable the touchpad whenever USB mouse is used.
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10 Sep 2015   #16

windows 7 professional 64 bit

I see that this is an old thread, but I have this exact problem... my computer also has the active window go inactive. (It seems to happen more often if the computer has been on for a long time.) It also seems to happen more and more often as time goes on.

It is not from a touchpad, as I don't have a touchpad. Also, it happens while I type, while I play a game, while I use a mouse or if I am watching a movie on the other side of the room. This window has become inactive three times while I was typing this.

I attached a copy of my startup programs.

I'm running Win7 pro 64 bit on a computer with a i7-4770 cpu. I built it myself January of 2014, so it's possible I did something wrong, but everything seems to be good other than this problem.

I hope that someone can advise me.

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15 Oct 2016   #17
Sarim Khan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thechamp31 View Post

I've started to experience a problem with my 9 month old laptop. It happened once a few months ago, then a couple weeks ago, now twice in one week so am under the impression it is only going to get worse.

I have searched a number of forums/threads and some people have similar issues, but not exactly the same. Doesn't seem there were any real resolutions, only people suggesting generic fixes like, 'Did you reboot?'

The problem pops up sporatically. It can happen 20 times in one minute, then disappear for 10 minutes. When I am in an active window, and this can be anything from Word, Outlook, Firefox, Skype, MSN Messenger, or Google Talk, I can be typing away or scrolling down the page in Firefox when all of a sudden the active window becomes inactive. That means that I can no longer type or scroll. Each time this happens I have to re-click on the window. Sometimes it reverts back the next second, sometimes 20 seconds...sometimes minutes. It is very annoying and inconvenient.

I have: rebooted several times, tried changing the background profiles, and created another user account. In that other use account, the issue doesn't occur (yet anyway). That would leave me to believe I may have something wrong with my profile based on other forum topics. If the resolution is to create a new profile, that is a large pain because it takes a long time to get everything the way you want it, all the software you need, and tweaked to your liking. If I have to do this every few months or more, then Windows 7 has some issues.

Anyone have any suggestions or experience something similar?

Did you Installed AutoDesk it may interfere in between to turn active window into inactive
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