Windows 10: Open only one app in the foreground

Discus and support Open only one app in the foreground in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; There is a way to launch an APP at boot after windows login and it is not possible to close it. I would like to launch a music teaching app of notes,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Pasaico, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. Pasaico Win User

    Open only one app in the foreground


    There is a way to launch an APP at boot after windows login and it is not possible to close it. I would like to launch a music teaching app of notes, and after doing an exercise, can I close and use the PC normally? Use is for an 8 year old child


    pasaico

    :)
     
    Pasaico, Nov 30, 2020
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  2. Lars Gard Win User

    An app is suddenly running in background instead of foreground as it should

    I run Windows 10.

    When I tried to start an app it suddenly started to run in the background instead of foreground as it should, as seen in the Taskmanager.

    It is an "external" app and is thus not listed in the Settings-privacy- background apps list

    I want to force it back to run as foreground app again.

    Is it possible?
     
    Lars Gard, Nov 30, 2020
    #2
  3. Brink Win User
    Mail app will not open on 10041.

    Hello Adam,

    This is the suggested solution below if you haven't already tried it. Open only one app in the foreground :)

    In this Windows 10 build 10041, the Mail, Calendar, and People apps may be broken due to a licensing issue with the Store Beta. To get these apps working again, you need to follow these steps:

    • Open powershell as administrator
    • Run the command Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online
    • Re-install Mail, People and Calendar from the Store (green tile)
     
    Brink, Nov 30, 2020
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  4. yoyoma2 Win User

    Open only one app in the foreground

    On-Screen Keyboard bug changes foreground window

    This On-Screen Keyboard bug changes the current foreground window.

    Steps:

    1. Open Edge and notepad and maximize them (never minimize them)
    2. Select notepad by clicking on it in taskbar (it's now on top)
    3. Open the On-Screen Keyboard (in Windows Ease of access)
    4. Type a few characters into notepad with the On-Screen Keyboard
    5. Minimize the On-Screen Keyboard
    6. Select Edge by clicking on it in taskbar (it's now on top)
    7. Restore the On-Screen Keyboard by clicking on it in taskbar and use it to type into Edge
    Result:

    Notepad is now on top

    Expected result:

    Edge remains on top i.e. the On-Screen Keyboard maintains the current foreground window in which you intended to type.

    History:

    This superuser Q&A contains links to this bug being reported in windows 8, windows 7 and claims it goes back 17 years to Windows XP.

    Workarounds:

    Kill the On-Screen Keyboard every time instead of minimizing it. The bug occurs because the On-Screen Keyboard fails to keep track of the current foreground window while minimized.

    Patch out the SetForegroundWindow call from the On-Screen Keyboard binary as described in the superuser link above.

    Wait 17 more years for Microsoft to fix it.

    Tell user to stop being disabled.
     
    yoyoma2, Nov 30, 2020
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