turn off focus stealing

  1. Posts : 434
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 20H2

    turn off focus stealing

    how do i turn off focus stealing ?
    i have already in regedit under ForegroundLockTimeout set 30d40, but still when i am in game for example, pop out windows steal focus and minimizes the game.
    I don't know about anything else.
    Is there any way how to turn this off.
    Thank you very much.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,927
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    I use a couple of ways to toggle keep windows 'on top'. Whilst this is built in to Windows, it requires a 3rd party program to use it.

    I use Actual Windows Manager (not free- there are some reduced versions which are cheaper) - this adds a button in the title bar and a rt click option from the title bar.
    turn off focus stealing-untitled.png

    There are plenty of other options which function in different ways. For example, Altdrag (free, tiny) lets you configure a mouse key/key combo effective when the mouse is over the title bar. No indicator though.
    Does number of other things too...

    Search for e.g.
    "on top" freeware

    A few programs include an option to keep them on top.
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  3. das10's Avatar
    Posts : 2,759
    Win 10 pro 20H2

    The program that dalchina has pointed out above is really good. Also, make sure "When I am playing a game" is enabled in Focus Assist:

    Change Focus Assist Automatic Rules in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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  4. Barman58's Avatar
    Posts : 3,928
    Windows 10 Pro x64 2004 - 19041 - 264 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    Two total freebees that I can recommend, as I use both when I need to,[ as they each work slightly differently], are TurboTop and DeskPins

    I use them mostly for keeping Process monitors or Security videos visible whilst doing other things rather than gaming but the should work nicely
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  5. Posts : 434
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 20H2
    Thread Starter

    Turbo top doesnt work and that second program you have to select window, in order to it work, but if game is miminized i cant select window.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,927
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    You need to do an internet search to find a tool that suits you. There are quite a few, and different ways to do this as I mentioned. Google can help.
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