Windows 10: App Switching Not Working - Selected App Does Not Come to Front

  1.    30 Jan 2017 #1

    App Switching Not Working - Selected App Does Not Come to Front

    The problem: I have an issue that occurs when I have multiple windows open; when I click the taskbar to switch program to something that is already minimized or in the background, it will just disappear behind all other open windows. So for example, if I have Chrome open and want to go to a Word document (or anything either minimized or in the background) I would click on the program in taskbar, the app will flash up - but as soon as I click on the app, but then moves to the back behind other open apps. I then have to minimize all other apps to get to the app I want to use. I have tried uncheckingActivate Window by hovering over it with the mouse but it was already unchecked. I saw this thread

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

    The issue was raised by mmdali and Christi in that thread, but I saw no resolution.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  2.    10 Feb 2017 #2

    Have similar problem. It there are multiple windows open and I click on the exposed area of a window behind the active window it usually will not bring the window behind to the front - same issue if I select from the task bar. It's actually quite unpredictable. It sometimes work if I try to bring a Chrome window or Word to the front, but does not seem to work if I try to bring File explorer to the front. I have to minimize other windows to get to the one I want

    I cannot find a solution to this problem. There is another thread with a "Method 1" and "Method 2" that appears to have worked for at least one person, but neither is viable for me.

    at my wits end
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  3.    11 May 2017 #3

    I am in the same boat Beowulf. The problem has been going on for almost a year, and I can't find any solution that has worked. Unfortunately, we are not getting many bites on the issue in this forum either. Have you tried re-imaging your computer? I would certainly like to avoid that painful process, but I am curious as to whether you have tried it. I have also tried multiple proposed solutions, but none have worked.
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