Windows 10: turn off focus stealing

Discus and support turn off focus stealing in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hey, how do i turn off focus stealing ? i have already in regedit under ForegroundLockTimeout set 30d40, but still when i am in game for example, pop... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by empleat, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. empleat Win User

    turn off focus stealing


    Hey,
    how do i turn off focus stealing ?
    i have already in regedit under ForegroundLockTimeout set 30d40, but still when i am in game for example, pop out windows steal focus and minimizes the game.
    I don't know about anything else.
    Is there any way how to turn this off.
    Thank you very much.

    :)
     
    empleat, Nov 21, 2018
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  2. condabest Win User

    Disabling Apps/Programs from Focus Stealing


    This is a general inquiry about how to disable specific programs' ability to steal focus/move their windows to front in windows 10. There used to be a registry you could edit to disable this I believe, but was removed for Windows 7(?) and apparently editing it (I've read [1]) doesn't affect anything.

    Is there some way to edit a program's permission's or the registry or another setting to prevent either all programs or select programs from stealing focus etc? (This is for programs that don't give you the option of turning it off in their settings.)

    Thanks for the help turn off focus stealing :)

    [1] Preventing applications from stealing focus
     
    condabest, Nov 21, 2018
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  3. 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.
     
  4. turn off focus stealing

    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, Nov 21, 2018
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