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Windows 7: Random active window focusing issue

12 Apr 2013   #1
MrTiger

Windows 7 64bit Enterprise
 
 
Random active window focusing issue

Hello,

First time post, apologises if I don't include all the relevant information you require first time.

Essentially my problem is this - At a random time period the active window I have open, either clicking or typing in will lose focus despite no interaction from myself to do so, but in the Windows task bar it still shows as the presently active window.

I've already run a full anti-viral and anti-malware/root kit check before submitting this topic, I've made sure that Windows is up to date along with drivers for attached devices. It is becoming quite a nuisance now as I use this machine for writing and gaming.

Any advice you could render would be appreciated.


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12 Apr 2013   #2
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hi MrTiger and welcome to Seven Forums.

So what your saying is the window that you have open will lose focus basically?

Did you do any updates or installs recently?
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12 Apr 2013   #3
MrTiger

Windows 7 64bit Enterprise
 
 

Hi,

Yes the window I have open will lose focus despite no alt-tabbing or new application opening.

Windows update did occur as normal, I suppose I could roll these back to see if this helps.
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12 Apr 2013   #4
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Yes i would try a system restore to see if the issue can be resolved. Here is how if you need help: System Restore
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12 Apr 2013   #5
MrTiger

Windows 7 64bit Enterprise
 
 

Nievely I don't have system restore active due to my own ignorance >.< will test with a uninstall of this months patches to see if this helps.

-Edit-

This has not resolved the problem, I still have windows at random loosing focus.
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12 Apr 2013   #6
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Ok can you try the sfc /scannow SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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12 Apr 2013   #7
MrTiger

Windows 7 64bit Enterprise
 
 

Already run the /SFC command, no system files damaged according to this. I have run a separate adware check this turned up one item but I suspect that it was more erroneous than a cause of this issue, still having the problem and it seems quite illusive.
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12 Apr 2013   #8
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

do you have flash installed?
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12 Apr 2013   #9
MrTiger

Windows 7 64bit Enterprise
 
 

Yes I do
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12 Apr 2013   #10
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Please go to this page and try this. I don't know if this will work but it has for a few people. Scroll down to the Disabling Protected Mode in Flash post back and let me know. Flash - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
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