Computer changing programs randomly?

Ever since I upgraded to Windows 8 my computer would randomly switch to a different program that I have open. For example, if I'm playing a game in one window my computer will randomly switch to Firefox. It won't close any of the programs or anything like that. I originally suspected that it was because while I play my game my palm is close to the touchpad and somehow I switch through programs that way. Well, I disabled the touchpad, as I use a USB mouse, but it didn't seem to help. I finally decided it wasn't me at all when I was just looking at one window with my hands off the computer completely and the screen switch to another. Could this just be my browser's way of notifying me of something? Thanks.
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    Might run MalwareBytes to check if you got a bug in there ;)
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