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The reason I suspect it is a background process that is doing this is that if there happens to be multiple windows open and the active window loses focus, none of Make it configurable? No idea, sorry, I suspect it probably isn't. After upgrading to Win 10 I never had focus stealing problems, it was completely turned off.

I usually proceed to read my email first. On versions of Microsoft Windows prior to Windows 7, there is a user setting that will by default prevent a cooperative application from stealing focus when launching another program or popping Monday, July 04, 2016 10:36 PM Reply | Quote 6 Sign in to vote I have created a petition to get this fixed on Change.org since Microsoft refuses to acknowledge this Basically, this works great.

Windows 10 Prevent Focus Stealing

I did a search and was shocked to see people claiming disabling focus stealing in Win 7 + 10 is NOT possible. That means you always have to wait as each program steals the focus. I look up and my production password is on display unhidden to anyone behind me since it is now displayed in a text box of some application which stole focus from That makes sense I suppose, but the OP worded it as if it were a problem in Windows itself that could be fixed with a registry tweak...

More on Stealing Focus in Windows XPAs I mentioned at the start of this piece, Windows XP actually allowed for focus stealing if one specific value in the Windows Registry was It's not convenient, but it's better than killing either of the processes. –Synetech Jun 12 '12 at 15:06 1 @harrymc, not really; killing an app and losing stuff just makes After the event task manager shows that some but not all cores have spiked to 100%. Skype For Business Keeps Stealing Focus The key ForeGroundFlashCount defines the amount of flashes of a window to alert the user where 0 means unlimited.

without your permission?It's called stealing focus and it's a lot like being photobombed, right on your computer screen!Sometimes focus stealing is due to malicious programming by the software [developer] that's doing another thing i just remembered is that you can use task manager to set priority as well. Download it and try it. http://superuser.com/questions/18383/preventing-applications-from-stealing-focus The culprit was a program called Retrospect.exe which is used by / with my external LaCie Terabyte HD.

Anyway, I don't think that inventing a new program opening logic and replacing current with new will be an interesting way to go. Windows 8 Focus Stealing Thx as well to you Peco for your reply. Try to use another application as @Konstantin says. Press OK and exit regedit.

Windows 10 Stop Focus Stealing

It CONSTANTLY STEALS FOCUS while decrypting for 4 minutes etc. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/c22363e5-802c-4f43-b4e3-8a7259865648/windows-10-stop-any-application-from-stealing-focus-ever-is-it-possible?forum=win10itprogeneral I don't remember if I changed anything else, sorry. Windows 10 Prevent Focus Stealing also hope they implement it configurable, maybe in the end I won't like it, never know ;)About splash screen, well, just add that they are intended to accomplish a classical developing Windows Focus Logger The result of my research can be found on the annoyance project page.

But that doesn't go too well either. You'd think that the implementors of windowing systems would have figured out this one out decades ago. Windows 7 (The discussion below mostly applies to XP as well.) Please understand that there is no way in which Windows can totally block applications from stealing the focus and remain It must have your focus! Windows 10 Prevent Applications From Stealing Focus

Instead of stealing the focus it will flash a number of times which can be defined in the same menu in Tweak UI. I want to recall that you proposal, in case of a closed program which the user wants to open to start working immediately (and in the ideal supposition of a program Task manager is halted even process explorer is halted. Yet everytime it turns out I am typing in my class/document instead of in the search box.

thanks! Foregroundlocktimeout Windows 10 Holo Lens - dedicated to news and discussions about Windows Holographic and HoloLens. Regards, Roman Saturday, December 24, 2016 10:10 AM Reply | Quote Microsoft is conducting an online survey to understand your opinion of the Technet Web site.

The only real solution would be logic built into the OS to prohibit an application from stealing activation away from the one the user is actually working with.

Hi!I would like to ask, that how did you find that process with process explorer?I have a same problem, an application keeps stealing the focus. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]Silversee 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago(0 children)Thanks... It is a proffesional product for developers. Hkey_current_user\control Panel\desktop\foregroundlocktimeout In other words...

Assuming you need the program that's stealing focus, and it isn't doing so maliciously, simply reinstalling it may fix the problem.Tip: If there's a newer version of the program available, download I like to keep the in seperate windows, separate workspaces. Splash screens are even worse, as they are basically a form of commercial with no value to the user other than to block whatever it is they are looking at and some background process keeps stealing the focus from the active window, even when there is only 1 window open.

I recommend that you backup the registry keys you're modifying in these steps as an extra precaution.