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Discus and support Taskbar becomes/remains active gets/retains focus after clicking into an app from a... in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I'm using an up-to-date version of Windows 10 Pro, with multiple monitors & auto-hide taskbar setting.Windows has begun doing an annoying thing... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Jeremy B. Warren, May 11, 2021.

  1. Taskbar becomes/remains active gets/retains focus after clicking into an app from a...


    I'm using an up-to-date version of Windows 10 Pro, with multiple monitors & auto-hide taskbar setting.Windows has begun doing an annoying thing recently - the taskbar gets/retains focus after clicking on a notification to bring up the associated app. For example: I'm working in Outlook and get a notification from Slack in the bottom right of the screen, and I click on it to bring up Slack. Slack comes to the foreground, but it doesn't get focus. Instead, the Windows Taskbar pops up from its auto-hide position and highlights the Slack "tile" or whatever it's ca

    :)
     
    Jeremy B. Warren, May 11, 2021
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  2. An App's Taskbar icon loses focus after it is right-clicked followed by selecting the app.

    When you right-click on any app's icon on the taskbar and then click on the app's window, the taskbar icon of that app is no longer focused even though the app is already set on focus.

    Steps to reproduce the problem:

    1. Open any application.


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    2. Right click on that application's icon on the taskbar.


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    3. Click on that application's window.
    4. Observe its taskbar icon. Its icon on the taskbar is no more highlighted even though the app is already set in focus.


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    Additional Details:

    OS: Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 update).

    OS Build: 17134.228

    Feedback Hub Post Link:
    https://aka.ms/AA28lef
     
    Subhadeep Dey (SD), May 11, 2021
    #2
  3. Taskbar disable, key command to activate

    Hi,

    Welcome to Microsoft community and thank you for posting your query.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. Let me help you to fix the issue.

    Let’s try simple troubleshooting steps and check if this helps. I would suggest you to auto hide the taskbar. Follow the below steps.


    • Right click on the taskbar and select properties.
    • Check on the box Auto-hide taskbar, click on Apply and click on
      OK.
    Hope it helps. Keep posting us with the status we will be glad to help you.
     
    Billion Debbarma, May 11, 2021
    #3
  4. Taskbar becomes/remains active gets/retains focus after clicking into an app from a...

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


    Follow either of these steps to fix the issue with the Active window hiding behind.

    Method 1:
    I suggest you to disable window by hovering over it with the mouse and check if it helps. To do so I suggest you to try the below given steps and check if it helps:

    1. Press Windows key + X key and click on Control Panel.
    2. Select or click Ease of Access.
    3. Click or tap onEase of Access Centre.
    4. Click on Make the Mouse Easier to Use was uncheck Activate Window by hovering over it with the mouse.
    5. Check if issue is resolved.
    Method 2:
    I would suggest you to completely uninstall the touchpad driver and reinstall it. Kindly follow the below given steps.

    1. Press “Windows key + X” and click on “Device Manager”.
    2. In the list of devices, you should see the touchpad drivers.
    3. Right click on the device and then select "Uninstall".
    4. In the uninstall dialog, make sure you select the option to delete the driver package from the system. This causes the driver package installed earlier to be deleted.
    5. In the Action menu of Device manager, select “Scan for Hardware changes” option. This will cause the device driver to be reinstalled. Once the driver is installed, close all windows and restart the computer.
     
    ChojiTiger, May 11, 2021
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