Windows 7 - human interface RRS feed

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  • Hi. I noticed a problem in Windows 7 that I believe should have been resolved by now, which is related with the way windows accepts user commands. In detail: if I am using a program and I press the "enter" key, that command is supposed to have an effect in the program I am using. However, windows is a multitask environment, and sometimes people may be running programs in the background which can prompt the user for action at any time. So, it happens that just a split second before I press the "enter" key, a new window is brought forward and I end up hitting the "enter" key and performing some task I did not intended in another program. This is not common nor probable, but oddly enough it happened to me 3 times in the same day during the last week. I believe windows, as a good operating system, should "notice" that a human being cannot possibly have the reflexes to enter a command in a program which has been brought forward in less than a few tenths of a second, hence that command should either be sent to the previously active program, or simply ignored. Thanks

    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP Sunday, January 16, 2011 9:13 PM Moved to more relevant forum category (From:Feedback and Comments)
    Sunday, January 16, 2011 8:38 PM


  • Hi,

    Usually, this behavior depends on the applications, so I suggest to contact the application’s publisher for better help.

    Thanks for understanding.

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    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Monday, January 24, 2011 2:34 AM
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:48 AM