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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:21 am 
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When Windows is booting (on my Windows 8.1 system, anyway) Windows keeps stealing the keyboard focus (because it is nice like that). Consequently, if I am trying to navigate Classic Shell's start menu, or search via search box, I get repeatedly frustrating. So frustrating is this, indeed, that I count it almost as a bug. Any chance of a remedy? Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:08 pm 
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It can't be prevented. There must be one specific program causing this - identify it and uninstall it. It can also be due to an oversensitive touchpad which causes unexpected taps causing focus to change. Download the correct touchpad driver and disable tapping.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:58 pm 
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Gaurav,

Thanks for the reply.

However:

(1) the problem occurs on a computer without a touchpad;

(2) the problem can be prevented.

I know 2 to be the case because just recently I have written a program that prevents it. It's an Autohotkey script. I've put it - a compiled executable file, to be run on boot, together with the source code, which if one has Autohotkey one can compile or interpret - here, on box.net. I haven't tested the program exhaustively but it seems to work well. (Also: possibly the compiled file won't work on 32-bit systems . .)

EDIT: If I, a self-taught amateur programmer who isn't really any good, can do this in ten minutes, there's no reason at all why ClassicShell can't do it.

Further edit: '
There must be one specific program causing this' - why? This focus-stealing sort of problem is one that has beset Windows users for years. I fear that what you have said is false.


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