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Windows 7: Windows switches programs without my permission!

19 Aug 2015   #1

Windows 7 service pack 1 32-bit
Windows switches programs without my permission!

So, I'll be working in a program and look up and !!! Windows (ver7) will have switched to another program without a beep or anything. I remember in Windows ME and back when a program running but not being currently used wanted your attention (updates, popups, whatever) that program would just blink in the quick-launch/taskbar. Is there any way any of you may know how to get this back to the state of things. I sit and growl and the dog already thinks I'm nuts...


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19 Aug 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium

if it always switches to the same program, then that program must be the culprit.. ie it checks in the background and makes itself active again and again.
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06 Sep 2015   #3

Windows 7 service pack 1 32-bit
nope, any program

regardless of the program, if anything changes in a program I'M NOT WORKING IN then the computer just switches on me. I'll look up and have to redo work / undo crap b/c I won't have been in the program I'm working in.

Used to be (before lastest Windows) if a program I wasn't working in had a message or change, it'd just blink in the taskbar, but now now it just switches me and this is frustrating the heck out of me
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07 Sep 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I can't say if this would be the solution but check the value of Taskbar Button Flash - Change Flash Count.

Otherwise try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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