Windows 10: Lose autohidden taskbar AND windows don't land on top with Alt-Tab ...

  1.    26 Jun 2016 #1

    Lose autohidden taskbar AND windows don't land on top with Alt-Tab ...

    I have a fairly new Windows 10 laptop (Lenovo T460s), which had lots of issues out of the box. Some were resolved with driver updates (networking issues), others by turning off hardware video acceleration in Office (routine crashes). Now, I have just one left that I've solved in a tolerable, but not good, way.

    When I use Alt-Tab to switch between windows (some Office programs, Firefox, and Chrome), the window that I select with Alt-Tab often doesn't appear on top. I have to minimize windows to get to the one I selected. In a seemingly unrelated issue, the autohide taskbar sometimes won't reappear when I bring the mouse to the bottom.

    I solved both by setting the registry entry AltTabSettings to a DWORD of 1. This results in an ugly Alt-Tab experience, but both probelms have gone away. Tried turning off hardware acceleration at the video driver level, but that didn't resolve the problem consistently.

    I have the latest OS (10.0.10586), Win 10 Pro, and Intel HD 520 Graphics. Hard to imagine I'm the only one with this problem ...

    Any wisdom from the crowd will be welcome.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    27 Jun 2016 #2

    Update - using the AltTabSettings to go back to the old (actually much worse than Windows 7) Alt-Tab experience solved the problem for quite a while, but the "window doesn't come to top" issue is back now.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
EVERY single (unsolicited) Windows 10 Home update procedure knocks out my internet access so I can't access internet after a Windows Update. Found several solutions here at 10 Forums some time back. The solution that works for me (on laptop or...
I have a 1 year old i5 desktop on that I upgraded from Win 7 to 10 a week ago. Ever since I have been unable to land secure sites (https) “Establishing secure connection” or others that just sit on or “Waiting for” or “Waiting...
How do you do a complete clean install of your PC? If I do this will I lose Windows 10 and if so how can I get it back ? Will I go back to Windows 7? Also what does it mean a clean install what necessary files do I need ...would I just come back to...
Read More: Microsoft explains what you’ll lose by upgrading to Windows 10 | The Verge
Read more: Windows 10 preview for Xbox One expected to land 'post-summer' | Windows Central
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 19:45.
Find Us