Windows 10: "This PC" constantly stealing focus

Discus and support "This PC" constantly stealing focus in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have disabled "Expand to current folder" from Navigation Pane. I also disabled "Expand to open folder", "Show all folders", and "Show libraries" in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by xjonx, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. xjonx Win User

    "This PC" constantly stealing focus


    I have disabled "Expand to current folder" from Navigation Pane. I also disabled "Expand to open folder", "Show all folders", and "Show libraries" in File Explorer Options.
    However, every time I navigate to a folder, "This PC" in the Navigation Pane is automatically selected and scrolled to. This disrupts my work a lot because I depend a lot on the Quick Access section of the Navigation Pane and "This PC" constantly stealing focus from the Quick Access section is really disruptive in that regard.
    Is there a way to stop this?

    :)
     
    xjonx, Dec 7, 2019
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  2. IrvS Win User

    Random explorer.exe stealing focus


    This was an upgrade over W8.1.

    Only basically happens once, shortly after booting. Only time Thunderbird came to the front was when I was doing a reply. Otherwise I can't tell where the focus went.

    I have WinPatrol running and it has the Startup list and other uses. There is nothing I can see that would even suggest that would be happening. McAfee Live Safe is my Security Suite and its scans find nothing. I've also run Hijack Hunter too.

    I hope the FOCUS program will shed some light on this. The other program I needed to set the time limit for it to run but it never caught it.
     
    IrvS, Dec 7, 2019
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  3. stealing focus while typing

    Hi Valerie,

    Losing focus on an app can happen if your touchpad is on high sensitivity. There are instances that we are engrossed in our writing to the point that we don't notice that our hands are near the touchpad and if it's set to high sensitivity, it can click on
    another app. To isolate the issue, we suggest that you try to change the sensitivity settings of your laptop to medium or low sensitivity and see if this issue still persists. To do so, please follow these steps:

    • In Cortana search, type Settings.
    • Click on Devices.
    • Click Touchpad.
    • Change the sensitivity level.

    Feel free to post back should you need further assistance.
     
    Katrina Men, Dec 7, 2019
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  4. rluks Win User

    "This PC" constantly stealing focus

    Preventing applications from stealing focus in Windows 10

    There is a dated question asking for a solution for windows 7. I have recently grew tired of newly launched applications to steal focus from my currently opened window. Is there a way how to prevent programs from stealing focus in Windows 10?

    Thank you
     
    rluks, Dec 7, 2019
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