Why does the active window stop functioning?

April 1, 2015 at 13:31:28
Specs: Windows 8, 8 Gig
Why does the active window go dead? I am using a program, then after some ordinary operation, the active window switches to another one in the background that I cannot even see. The new active window starts to accept all my keyboard commands: then you realize the window you are looking at is ignoring you. Really annoying. Happens a lot, not just to this computer, but to the one previous too.

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#1
April 1, 2015 at 15:23:29
" Really annoying. Happens a lot, not just to this computer, but to the one previous too"
You are doing something wrong.

Give us screenshots ( SS ) or photos.


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#2
April 1, 2015 at 15:31:53
There are some ideas here (although not involving a "hidden" active window):
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...

Also something like this:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Seri...

Otherwise as is has happened on more than one computer then I can only imagine it is either some obscure and fairly rare windows bug or somehow you are doing something with a key, keys, mouse, touchpad or touch screen that is causing this - goodness knows what though.

I guess you could create a shortcut to perfmon /rel (Reliability Monitor) and see if that shows anything up at the time this happens. Same applies to Event monitor.

EDIT:
I overlapped with the post above (too much typing LOL).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
April 1, 2015 at 20:54:52
You want screen shots? I guess you didn't read my post. Thanks a lot.
I've been using computers since they were invented, so no, I'm not doing something wrong.

Actually, I am not sure this pre-dates my present computer, so forget that comment. What I was probably thinking is that the problem spans multiple programs, multiple versions and updates.


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#4
April 1, 2015 at 21:09:31
Thanks. I checked, but no, my mouse is not set to activate any window. I'll try to be more observant and narrow down the symptoms.

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