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Windows 7: Method to switch focus to front window

28 Sep 2013   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
Method to switch focus to front window

Hi all,

Whenever I have two seperate apps in the windows 7 taskbar and decide to close one of them, the focus doesnt automatically switch to the one remaining window, instead I have to physically click on it to bring the focus to it. Its really annoying and was wondering if there was a workaround?


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28 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 10 Pro

Interesting. Does the problem occur even after a restart?

There may be a program grabbing the attention away.

When did this start happening?

Have you changed anything in your system lately?
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28 Sep 2013   #3

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1

Well I've just upgraded to Windows 7 a few days ago and everything was fine then. It seems to have been since the windows updates have been installed that its been doing it.
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28 Sep 2013   #4

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Win 10 Pro x64

Just out of curiosity, how did you close the one app?

Was the focus on the remaining app before closing the other one?

There is a good discussion here, how do I get the top-most window to always grab focus?

Though not solved it may provide some insight.
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