Windows 10: Open applications keep "minimizing" randomly

Discus and support Open applications keep "minimizing" randomly in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I have a Windows 10 Home laptop. It is not a touch screen. When I'm using the internet or playing games on my laptop, whatever application I'm using... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Lt Rt, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. Lt Rt Win User

    Open applications keep "minimizing" randomly


    I have a Windows 10 Home laptop. It is not a touch screen. When I'm using the internet or playing games on my laptop, whatever application I'm using will just start acting like I've clicked off the screen into another application when I only have the one I'm using open. I've tried having my Task Manager open while doing whatever I'm doing on the computer, but it doesn't happen regularly enough for me to catch if it's another application doing it.


    I've tried restarting and updating my computer. I've tried restarting Windows Explorer. I've tried googling but nothing has helped me so far. I do believe all my drivers are up to date as well.


    Any help would be great.

    :)
     
    Lt Rt, Apr 3, 2021
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  2. Minimize applications

    Hi Osman,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    As the above description is not clear do let us know the following to assist you better:

    • Which applications are you referring to?
    • Are you referring to the minimized applications in the Task bar?
    • If so, what is the exact issue you are facing with it?

    Your query is little unclear, I suggest you to follow the below article to help us understand your query.

    Microsoft Community

    Reply to the post with the required information and brief description about this issue, we will be happy to help you accordingly.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Apr 3, 2021
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  3. Windows 10 Applications Randomly Minimizing.

    Hi,

    There are several factors that may have caused the games to crash when you are playing them on your PC. It is possible that the graphics card is outdated or there is a malware or virus that causes the game files to corrupt. To properly isolate your concern,
    please provide us the following information:

    • Does the issue occur to all the games and apps installed on your computer?
    • Have you made any changes to the computer prior to the issue?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far to resolve the issue?
    • Have you tried to update the graphics card drivers on your PC?

    In the meantime, you may click on this link for the steps to perform
    a clean boot. This process will start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This helps eliminate software conflicts that occur when you install a program or an update or when you run a program in Windows 10.
     
    Loraine Mon, Apr 3, 2021
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  4. Open applications keep "minimizing" randomly

    Games minimizing randomly

    This is a problem due to an application named "ipconfig.exe" which pops up for less than a second and minimizes game, it appears after a scheduled time to reset the public IP.

    This problem generally arises due to use of some obsolete third-party application software to hide the public IP address. Possible solutions :

    • Uninstalling that software can be a fix
    • Full reset
     
    Cyber Skeleton, Apr 3, 2021
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