Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Problem with invisible IE window stealing focus

Last response: in Windows XP
Share
Anonymous
April 14, 2005 9:38:45 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hello.
I have a very,very annoying problem with my XP SP2.
There is an invisible IE window that steals the focus from any window
that is active(mail client,notepad..etc).
This is an example of what is happening:
I have only 1 window running and on taskbar-Notepad and start writing
something and suddenly
the window loses focus and I have to click in it again to make it
active.The funny thing is that there are no other windows that could
take the focus,so I press alt+tab after the moment in which notepad
loses focus and Windows shows that there are 2 windows:notepad and
IE,but if i try to switch to the IE window nothing happens(as if the
ie window is invisible).After this I kill the iexplore.exe process but
it happens again in a few minutes and iexplore.exe is active again.
The machine is fully patched XP SP2 with Norton AV 2005 and MS
Antispyware with the latest definitions.
I have searched a lot on this topic,tried TweakUI(prevent from
stealing focus option) but still no results.
Any help is GREATLY appreciated since this is very annoying problem
while writing and email,documents,etc.

Regards,
DamjanD.
April 16, 2005 7:41:31 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Has been a popular post as of late. Without knowing the common glue
attached, here are some suggestions and checkpoints to consider:

TweakUI/General/Focus
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...

Prevent Programs from Stealing Focus - Undo (Line 66)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

When a window that does not have focus is updated by its program, the
default setting prevents it from becoming the foremost (top) window,
instead, it flashes in the taskbar.

HeldUp is the easiest way to stop windows from disappearing behind other
programs. http://www.johnmacintyre.ca/HeldUp.asp

Programs May Start, Quit, Lose, and Gain Focus Randomly
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;313176&Product=winxp

Customize Auto Hide Taskbar Settings (Line 190) Right hand side
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm


--
In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol: http://www.dts-l.org/

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"Dame" <damjand@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:53688a6e.0504140438.2d7b2472@posting.google.com...
> Hello.
> I have a very,very annoying problem with my XP SP2.
> There is an invisible IE window that steals the focus from any window
> that is active(mail client,notepad..etc).
> This is an example of what is happening:
> I have only 1 window running and on taskbar-Notepad and start writing
> something and suddenly
> the window loses focus and I have to click in it again to make it
> active.The funny thing is that there are no other windows that could
> take the focus,so I press alt+tab after the moment in which notepad
> loses focus and Windows shows that there are 2 windows:notepad and
> IE,but if i try to switch to the IE window nothing happens(as if the
> ie window is invisible).After this I kill the iexplore.exe process but
> it happens again in a few minutes and iexplore.exe is active again.
> The machine is fully patched XP SP2 with Norton AV 2005 and MS
> Antispyware with the latest definitions.
> I have searched a lot on this topic,tried TweakUI(prevent from
> stealing focus option) but still no results.
> Any help is GREATLY appreciated since this is very annoying problem
> while writing and email,documents,etc.
>
> Regards,
> DamjanD.
!