1.    10 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,870
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    Focus stays on main window, warning dialogs hidden in background


    For instance: Edge downloads a program which has a setup dialog. On hitting run, the setup dialog appears on the taskbar, but Edge remains in front. Once you bring the setup screen is in focus, you don't realise that it will not respond because, again, behind Edge, another dialog has opened saying "another instance of setup is already running".

    This behaviour seems to happen with other error messages, and property sheets etc. which ought to be brought to front, but open in the background.

    Does anyone else see this, and what is the resolution to it?
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  2.    10 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10 Pro

    I've noticed this as well. Not only some Windows are not being brought to the foreground as they should, but you occasionally hear Windows sounds without having any indication of what triggered them. I'm aghast that we still have to put up with this annoying behavior after so many years of development.
    Last edited by Keldian; 10 Aug 2015 at 04:44.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    11 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,870
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
    Thread Starter

    I also get the phantom windows sounds.

    Windows 8 consumer Preview and Release Preview both seemed more finished, with less developer weirdness than this GA version of Windows 10 to me. Things like the "NeverDefault" key in Windows Photo Viewer. And of course, the hopelessly long-winded method of transferring 10 to another computer (install old OS first then upgrade to 10)
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Windows 10 Lock Screen Background Doesn't Show Up (stays theme color)
Just installed Windows 10 on my primary laptop and the lock screen is a solid blue (if I change my theme color, the lock screen changes too). However, I have Windows Spotlight turned on. I've tried setting a static picture or slideshow as the...
Customization
Solved Can't change Theme settings for Desktop Background, Window Color, Soun
Navigating to Settings > Personalization > Themes > Theme Settings, we get to the Personalization window for Themes same as on Win 7. In the window it states "Click a theme to change the desktop background, color, and sounds all at once." ...
Customization
Which window has the keyboard focus?
Historically, Windows has changed the color of the title bar to indicate which window has the focus. Just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7, and now I can't tell what window has the focus... yes, if I look really hard, I can see the 1 pixel of...
Customization
Solved Turning off "window focus follows mouse"
I was running Win 7 before the upgrade and I had the window focus setting to follow my mouse. In other words, I just needed to place my mouse in a window for it to be focused... no clicking necessary. There was a small delay in the focus and this...
General Support
Losing focus on top window
Strange thing has been happening since, I believe last Patch Tuesday (6/09). Context menus and message boxes don't stay "focused" (on top) if I move the cursor out of the window. Can hover/click on taskbar icon to get back on screen, but as soon...
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:17.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums