Sorry for the vague title but this one is hard to explain so bear with me please.
I'm using Windows Vista at work for web development and sometimes when I Click or Alt-Tab to background window, the window will get focus but it will not be brought to the front.
In order to bring the window to the front, I have to click on the applications border (when the resize cursor appears) and the window will then jump to the front.
I've had this problem for about a year now and it happens at least a dozen times a day, but it doesn't do this all the time - seems random.
I hope I have explained the issue fully (and you've understood it) and would appreciate any constructive answers or comments to solve this problem.
Example: If I Alt-Tab from Google Chrome to Notepad and this problem randomly occurs, Google Chrome will remain in front of Notepad, however, I will be able to type text into Notepad while the window is behind Google Chrome. Clicking on Notepad's content area will not bring it to the front but clicking it's window border will.
In this video, I clicked from Google Chome to UltraEdit and chrome stayed in font, but as you can see, I can still type in UltraEdit.
I'm starting to believe that this could be a bug in Google Chrome so I'll continue to watch if this between other applications.