Windows of applications fail to come ‘to front’.

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I am running Windows 7, 64 bit, and for the longest time, I have has this problem where windows of my various applications will repeatedly fail to come ‘to the front’ when I click on them.

Needless to say this is very, very annoying. At first I thought it was a Chrome issue, but it happens to all my applications.

I have no idea why/how this is occurring. Furthermore, this seems to start occurring, after sometime after a reset. For example, if I reset my laptop, the issue goes away, but will return within 5-10 minutes or so.

What can possibly be causing this, and how can I stop it?


You can try this

run cmd


navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop

right click ForegroundLockTimeout > modify

change value to 0, and base to decimal.

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This might affect ForegroundFlashCount

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