Windows Focus Focus - Focus! RRS feed

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  • I find it very frustrating when I'm typing something and anther program takes ove focus over what I'm writing!  Stupid computers should do what I ask them to do when I ask them.  Just because I'm opening Outlook does not mean I want see it yet!  Wait until I'm friggin doing what I want to do then allow me to chose what I want next.  I'm a fast typist, I like to open everyting at once, still keep focus on what the ____ I'm doing! 

    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP Monday, December 14, 2009 7:30 PM Move to relevant category (From:Windows 7 Miscellaneous)
    • Changed type Ronnie VernonMVP Monday, December 14, 2009 8:04 PM Comment
    Monday, December 14, 2009 5:23 PM

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  • I have not tried this so proceed with caution. Stealing Focus - How To Prevent (worked with XP)

    The registry key exists so that's a good sign.

    As the article says, backup your registry or export the key for safe keeping before changing it.
    Monday, December 14, 2009 8:41 PM
  • Hi,

    You can try to modify registry to delay the time. Just delay, not hold it.

    1. Click Start, type regedit and press Enter.
    2. Navigate to
    HKEY CURRENT USER\Control Panel\Desktop.
    3. In the right panel, Modify the vaule of ForegroundLockTimeout to max, it should be ffffffff.
    4. Restart the computer.

    Hope it helps.

    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 9:39 AM