Windows 10: Desktop Window Manager randomly taking focus

Discus and support Desktop Window Manager randomly taking focus in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Salubritas, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. 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 programs are affected but explorer.exe seems particular prone to the flashing.

    I downloaded the Happy Droid focus.exe utility to find out what was taking the focus and it turned out to be the Desktop Window Manager system process!

    I have updated the graphics driver (Intel HD Graphics 4600 integrated) to the latest after a BSOD that was traced to the driver, but still have the focus glitch. All updates have been applied from Windows Update.

    I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do next! Any help much appreciated.

    :)
     
    Salubritas, Sep 23, 2015
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    Windows 10 Build 10532 Not Installing

    My install had the message, "This is taking longer than usual." It finally completed and got the prompt to login. Once in the desktop is empty and continually blinks. The arrow has the spinning circle. I fear this is in some retry loop. I cannot
    get the Win flag to respond. I can right click and bring up Task Manager. From there I can eventually get a command prompt. Should I also follow these steps? The blinking window takes focus away from the command window. I have to continually bring it into
    focus to do anything. From the task manager I can get programs to run. Otherwise I am hosed. Thank you
     
    IAmAPC, Sep 23, 2015
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    samerickson, Sep 23, 2015
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