Is there a way to prevent any app from stealing focus in windows 10? I would like to open documents and run software in the background without them popping up whenever they're done.

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From : windows-10-stop-any-application-from-stealing-focus-ever-is-it-possible

  1. Start the Registry Editor (Start button + R, then type regedit)
  2. Search for HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\ForegroundLockTimeout
  3. Change the value from 0 to 30d40
  4. Save and restart the computer
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    thanks for your input, the value was already 30d40 by default, still having the issue.
    – Jimmy
    Nov 19, 2020 at 12:37
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    @Jimmy Did you find the solution for this? Jan 11 at 15:11

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