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Windows 7: How to make Windows ALWAYS give focus to taskbar applic that I click?

13 Dec 2016   #11

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1

Hi, @Takemetowindow:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Takemetowindow View Post
The OP's question is legitimate. Despite someone's claim that the described problem is the expected behaviour, it was not the behaviour of my 5 Windows XP pro machines. I have switched to Windows 10, and find this feature incredibly annoying.

Again, it's that clicking on a taskbar button toggles between that application and the other most recent window (I think -- or in any event some other unexpected window).

Expected behavior (expected by me) is that clicking multiple times on a taskbar button should keep you at that taskbar's window (i.e. do nothing upon the second, third, fourth, click etc., if, for example, you can't figure out what window you are on, or are waiting for windows to catch up).

Please someone find a registry edit that fixes this.


clicking twice to toggle among the clicked button

Thanks very much for your helpful suggestions.
You may not have noticed that this thread dates back to April 2014.
The last reply was in May 2015.
The OP and the others who replied may not be following it now.

Unfortunately, MS is not really making any performance changes to Windows 7 any longer.
So I probably would not expect a "fix" from them.

Perhaps a forum member might have a workaround or solution for you.

Enjoy your stay!

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