Windows 10: Focus stays on main window, warning dialogs hidden in background

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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       10 Aug 2015 #1

    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?
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  2.    10 Aug 2015 #2

    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.
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       11 Aug 2015 #3

    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)
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