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  1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       24 Jan 2016 #11

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  2. Joined : Apr 2014
    Posts : 3,313
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       24 Jan 2016 #12

    Unfortunately sometimes it will end up taking the long route in order to get something cleared up. Just think the 10240 upgrades were coming out much worse!
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 316
    Windows 10 Pro
       25 Jan 2016 #13

    Night Hawk said: View Post
    If some program however is set to be on top that would tend to see any new explorer hidden from view.
    Windows user interface does not have such feature as "set program to be on top". It never had. I have no idea know what you were talking about in your previous messages ("With most programs you will find the option to "keep on top of other windows" you check off"???) or in this one ("set program to be on top"???).

    The ability to make some window to always stay on top exists at the Windows API level, but it is not in any way accessible through standard Windows user interface and is not casually available to the user. Some specific Windows applications might decide to provide user access to this feature (like Windows Task Manager, for one example), but this is just a peculiarity of those specific applications. Such applications are rare, so your older "With most programs..." is out of question.
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  4. Joined : Apr 2014
    Posts : 3,313
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       25 Jan 2016 #14

    AndreyT said: View Post
    Windows user interface does not have such feature as "set program to be on top". It never had. I have no idea know what you were talking about in your previous messages ("With most programs you will find the option to "keep on top of other windows" you check off"???) or in this one ("set program to be on top"???).

    The ability to make some window to always stay on top exists at the Windows API level, but it is not in any way accessible through standard Windows user interface and is not casually available to the user. Some specific Windows applications might decide to provide user access to this feature (like Windows Task Manager, for one example), but this is just a peculiarity of those specific applications. Such applications are rare, so your older "With most programs..." is out of question.
    Got some news for you! The Task Manager window will also get bumped aside when you go to click on let's say a second browser window or anything brought into the forefront as the freshly active item. For having control over things Windows or otherwise you wouldn't expect a keep on top option to be found in Windows but go with a 3rd party app for that purpose. 5 Simple Ways To Keep Selected Windows On Top [Windows]

    On the other hand...
    Without Installing Anything Extra: Built-in Application Options

    Many applications have built-in options to become always-on-top. These options are usually found in media players, system utilities, and other tools that may need to become always-on-top. Programs with plug-ins may also have an always-on-top plugin you can install.
    AutoHotkey was a familiar tune found in the HowToGeek blog about this. The 3 Best Ways to Make a Window Always-on-Top on Windows
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  5. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       18 Jun 2016 #15

    I was having an issue in Windows 10 wherein the new windows (e.g., printing from email) would disappear behind all other windows. This is what fixed it for me:
    1. Go to Control Panel
    2. Select Ease of Access Center
    3. Click 'Make the Mouse Easier to Use'
    4. Uncheck "Activate a window by hovering over it with a mouse."

    I hope this will help others with similar issues.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       02 Oct 2016 #16

    toc said: View Post
    @NightHawk
    thanks for reply. I have already found a solution - clear install of Windows 10 and everything is OK now
    That did NOT solve my problem and it is happening on both the windows 10 computers.

    I open up a few windows (I like to multi-task) but eventually, I open up a window and it is behind all the others and it will not come to the front. I have to minimize the windows in front to work with it.

    Closing and opening it makes no difference. And it does not seem to matter WHAT program opens the window, after about 2 to 3 hours, whatever window is opened gets stuck in the rear.

    I have the free Windows 10 upgrade and upgraded from Windows 8.1. I went through the trouble of formatting the HD and re-installing windows 10 (Took a call to Microsoft to get it re-installed) but that did not fix the problem.

    After Windows 10 is up and running for an extended period of time, this problem resurfaces.

    Microsoft has yet to answer my request on how to fix this problem. Request submitted back in June of 2016.

    Lance
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  7.    18 Hours Ago #17

    I have exactly the same problem, after the Win 10 upgrade. The window selected from the taskbar stays in the background, and the currently active one stays on top, till it is removed by pressing the "-" or "x" on the top left hand corner.

    By reading thread, I got the impression that TOC who posted the question first, uninstalled Win 10, to solve the problem. More an act of frustration! I tried the solution suggested by IzzyB68, and that solved the problem temporarily. It was back within a few hours and I see the the "hover select", is still unchecked. It does not appear to be an unfixable issue, but there are may not be so many who are affected and could have to do with another program interfering with the settings. Appreciate if anyone can help.
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  8. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       18 Hours Ago #18

    sunilsiv said: View Post
    I have exactly the same problem, after the Win 10 upgrade. The window selected from the taskbar stays in the background, and the currently active one stays on top, till it is removed by pressing the "-" or "x" on the top left hand corner.

    By reading thread, I got the impression that TOC who posted the question first, uninstalled Win 10, to solve the problem. More an act of frustration! I tried the solution suggested by IzzyB68, and that solved the problem temporarily. It was back within a few hours and I see the the "hover select", is still unchecked. It does not appear to be an unfixable issue, but there are may not be so many who are affected and could have to do with another program interfering with the settings. Appreciate if anyone can help.
    No, I didn`t uninstall Win 10 - I made a clean install of Win 10.
    And I have no problems after reinstalling.

    So this is my advice - make a clean install, I am sure it will work for you too
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  9.    12 Hours Ago #19

    Thanks. It may not be so easy for me to do clean install, as for me migration of the applications in a laptop to a new one, is effort that takes several weeks. I suspect there may be an easier way to change the settings to fix the problem.
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