Windows 10: Taskbar bug: switching to another window -will not appear at the front

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       25 Oct 2016 #11

    How did u fix this m8?
    flash5565 said: View Post
    Okay, my issue is of the opposite nature. Imagine I'm playing a game in borderless window mode, and then I alt-tab out of it to go to, for example, google chrome. When I do so, the taskbar is covered by the lower portion of the game that I was playing, and trying to click where the task bar should be just opens the game window. Attached is an example of me typing this reply while playing overwatch.Attachment 99127 Notice how the game covers the area where the taskbar should be. If I click that, the game window opens. I've tried playing around with the taskbar settings, but there only seem to be options to HIDE the taskbar, not to have it show. Help or redirection to another thread (I haven't found one) would be much appreciated
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  2.    03 Feb 2017 #12

    See next post
    Last edited by Mattis; 28 Feb 2017 at 17:18. Reason: incomplete
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  3.    20 Feb 2017 #13

    Method 2 worked for me. For a while!

    I have done "everything" to be able to switch between window in a normal way, as described by others here. Repairing Windows, reinstalling Windows, replaced all the drivers multiple times, replaced the mouse.

    The method 2 worked for me. However, when the computer has been running for a while (30 minutes or so) the problem starts again.
    When applying Method 2 it turned out that I have deleted the driver for the external mouse, not for the touchpad.
    Be aware: If you are deleting the touchpad driver (Synaptics Poiting Device in my case) this driver is NOT updated by a restart or by selecting "Scan for Hardware Change". You have to find the driver online for your computer and reinstall it manually. The external mouse is still working after the deletion, and you better have one available or you'r stuck.
    Last edited by Mattis; 28 Feb 2017 at 17:37.
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  4.    07 Aug 2017 #14

    The Same Thing Can Afflict Windows 7, Too

    LucySM said: View Post
    :) This really helped!! A week ago I updated my Windows 10 and the hovering started. Since then, it has been frustrating! I have been trying to fix the problem but didn't know what it was called! Thank you!
    For any fellow Windows 7 die-hard colleagues who find their way here, I had the same issue with my Windows 7 desktop, which cropped up unexpectedly today. Following the excellent suggestion about looking in the ease of access center, I fixed it by toggling the hover setting, which was already in the OFF position. This is something that I have seen before from time to time, and it's a tried and true solution. The contribution made by this thread is that it led me straight to the setting that needed to be toggled, which is one of which I was heretofore unaware.

    Thanks, folks!:)
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