On Windows Vista, I'm launching files associated with a Google Chrome "Application Shortcut" app by double-clicking them. While they will always open this way, they will sometimes not receive focus -- i.e. they sit in the task bar quietly but don't actually show in front on the screen (until I click on the app in the task bar again).

Does anyone know how I can force the just-opened app to receive focus?

The app being opened actually contains a web app I can customize, so I also have access to performing JavaScript commands post-startup. For background information, here is the regedit file I originally used to create the file association. Might well be this is a Google Chrome internal issue... apps I open with other editors get their focus alright, AFAIK. Thanks!



WinWaitActive, ,Google Chrome

you can change the title to something closer to your app to avoid conflict with other chrome windows.

  • Thanks. Would I still be able to call Google Chrome with several parameters, which is needed? (As shown in the linked reg file) Oct 11 '09 at 9:46
  • As long as you specify part of the window title yes
    – John T
    Oct 11 '09 at 14:22
  • I fixed your link. :) Feb 5 '10 at 19:19
  • @music Thank you, I must have been in a hurry :)
    – John T
    Feb 5 '10 at 20:03

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