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Flash overrides Firefox keyboard shortcuts — how to turn that off?

I often cycle through my Firefox tabs using Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab. But whenever it reaches a tab that is running a Flash (or similar) plugin, Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab won't work anymore, ...
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Windows 7: Disable applications stealing focus

Is there any way to prevent specific programs from stealing window focus in Windows 7? Windows 7 doesn't have the option of using PowerToys' TweakUI, which has been suggested in the past for stopping ...
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Close the Find/Replace dialog in Notepad++ with a keyboard shortcut?

When I do a find (not a find all, which closes the dialog) or replace in Notepad++, the focus will remain on the find/replace dialog. If I want to focus on the main window with the text in it, I ...
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On Windows 7, is there any way to make the scrollwheel's focus follow the mouse?

On Mac OS X I can mouse over something (without clicking on it or giving it complete focus) and use the scroll wheel to scroll it. On Windows (7 at least) which I'm forced to use in my new job, it ...
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How to detect a background program (in Windows 7) which steals active focus automatically?

A background process/program steals focus from my currently active application. It disturbs me a lot when I type in an app or control an app using keyboard or play online flash games in full-screen. I ...
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How can I find out which application is stealing focus in Vista?

This question is little different from preventing an application from stealing focus, rather how can I find out what the heck is stealing focus? It goes like this. I'll be typing something in ...
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Stop taskeng.exe window from popping up

I have several processes scheduled in my Windows 7 environment, mainly for backups, that are supposed to run in the background. However instead of just doing it's work quietly in the background, the ...
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Windows scroll without focus

So I have a windows 8 laptop at home, and a windows 7 laptop at work. Both have synaptics touchpads. The problem is that on the work laptop, I can scroll any window regardless of which one is ...
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Why does Windows Calculator always start minimised?

I often start Calculator by pressing the little Calculator button on my MS keyboard - but for some stupid reason it always starts minimized - meaning I have to restore it first before I can use it. ...
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Active window (program) unexpectedly looses focus in Windows 7

Something is shifting (stealing) focus from my active window (active program) in my Windows, as I'm currently using it. I have the same problem as described in this question, with a few exceptions: ...
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3answers
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Windows 7 new apps windows with no focus

I've only installed my Windows 7 Ultimate last night. Got a problem with new windows focus. Problem only applies to windows opened through keyboard shortcuts. I've got MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard ...
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4answers
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Windows XP shortcut key to focus a particular window

Say I've got several apps open and I want to keyboard shortcut to focus, or bring to the front, a particular window. Of course I know about alt+tab to cycle through windows, but it would be great to ...
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How do i keep a newly started program from taking focus? [duplicate]

Say i'm coding in emacs and want to start up a music program. Because it takes too long to start up i go back to coding and type away. When the music application starts up, the focus is stolen (gasp!...
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Is there a way to give focus to Chrome search result?

It is well known that one can use Ctrl+F to find textual content in the webpage, but after I found what I need, is there a way to give focus to the search result, so that if the result is a link or a ...