Windows 10: windows maximizing behind active window

Discus and support windows maximizing behind active window in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, A few months ago I upgraded my HP Envy laptop from Win 8.1 to Win 10. Right around that time, I started experiencing an inconvenience - when I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by 3point1, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. 3point1 Win User

    windows maximizing behind active window


    Hello,
    A few months ago I upgraded my HP Envy laptop from Win 8.1 to Win 10. Right around that time, I started experiencing an inconvenience - when I click on, say a link in an email, instead of opening my browser/new tab and bringing it to the front, it maximizes /behind/ my active window. This HAS to be a setting somewhere - but where?

    :)
     
    3point1, Apr 21, 2016
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  2. Programs Maximizing Behind Current Window in windows 10

    Hi,

    This issue can be caused by certain program installed on your computer.

    In order to help you better, could you please confirm a couple of things.

    • Does the issue occur in all applications you are trying to open?
    • Have you made any changes to your computer prior to this issue?

    I suggest you to place your computer in Clean Boot state as below and check whether the issue persists or not.

    Clean Boot state helps in identifying if any third party applications or startup items are causing the issue.

    Follow the article How to perform a clean boot in Windows in the below link and check if it helps:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135

    NOTE: Once you perform clean boot do refer to the section
    “How to reset the computer to start normally after clean boot troubleshooting” to boot the computer in normal mode.

    Please get back to us with an update on this issue, we will be happy to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Karthicka_R, Apr 21, 2016
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  3. EzzatAgha Win User
    Programs Maximizing Behind Current Window in windows 10

    Good day Sir, Madame,

    I have done a clean boot and the problem has stopped.

    The big question is...

    What now? How do we find out which program it is?

    Thank you very much
     
    EzzatAgha, Apr 21, 2016
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