1.    07 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 60
    win10 insider

    Stop other progs taking focus

    I am plagued by software running in the background such as backup that pops up a window over what I am working on. If I am busy typing and fail to notice my typing is wasted! It is extremely irritating. It isn't a particular Win 10 issue I suppose but that is what I am using.

    Is there a Windows setting I can configure or is this purely in the hands of the rogue software?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    08 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,138
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    You need to add an 'Always on top' option.

    There are various freeware programs for this e.g.
    Moo0 Window Menu Plus

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Untitled.png 
Views:	2 
Size:	195.0 KB 
ID:	68378

    Rt click top left corner of window and you get this popup menu. Can you see the 'Keep on Top' option?

    More options by searching for (copy these literally including ")
    "Keep on top" freeware
    "Always on top" freeware
    - but take care to choose one compatible with Win 10.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Revo Uninstaller List Differs from Win10 Progs and Features List
I'm running Win10 Pro 64bit and Revo Uninstaller Pro v3.1.5. There is a huge discrepancy in the installed programs lists provided by Revo Uninstaller and the Win10 Programs and Features control panel. They both say there are 83 installs (that's...
Software and Apps
Custom laptop - transferring user & progs in a few hours with Laplink
How do you transfer 300+ programs, most settings, and years of POP3 emails from a 6 year old laptop to a new one in a few hours (half of which is processing time)? Hi, I've been very pleased with the results of using Laplink PCMover Image...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Cannot pin progs to toolbar since last update
Win10 has just updated and I now cannot access my old desktop profile. In addition, all my regular programs that were pinned to the toolbar have disappeared as well as their listing in 'All Apps' unless they are MS progs. So Mozilla Thunderbird...
General Support
Desktop Window Manager randomly taking focus
I upgraded from Windows 7 to 10 a few weeks ago. No problems for the first couple of weeks but now I have a really annoying glitch where programs that I am using randomly lose focus for a moment, sometimes to the extent of flashing rapidly. All...
General Support
Solved vmware wks11 no progs launch from taskbar--
Hi there Windows 8.1 Host. W8.1 / W10 VM's running under VMware workstation 11 don't launch any programs from the taskbar. You can click and nothing happens. Programs work from the Start (Charms -- Windows 8.1) or icons pinned to the...
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 08:06.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App

Windows 10 Forums