I have this strange problem where Windows (7) is just changing focus all the time.

I tried using the Focus.exe (http://www.happydroid.com/focus)

it shows every time this happens the line:

No foreground application

and then comes back to the last focused window.

In other words - it's not a program that's stealing the focus (!)

But maybe Windows itself...

Tried Process Monitor, Process Explorer and Windows Event Viewer - Nothing unusual there.

It's impossible to use editing software and games like that...

I'll add more information when I'll have it.

Thanks in advance!

  • possible duplicate of Something is stealing focus from the active window
    – DavidPostill
    Jun 25, 2015 at 13:56
  • what do You mean by focus (focus.exe) exactly? I am sorry to ask but it is not clear for me.
    – Divin3
    Jun 25, 2015 at 13:56
  • Sound strange... so first thing to try, boot into Safe Mode to check if there is focus stealing problem, if no, use msconfig to disable all startup item then check again
    – Bilo
    Jun 25, 2015 at 14:02
  • Think back to the time before this problem appeared (not long ago, hopefully). What software have you installed since then? Jun 25, 2015 at 14:18
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    @Divin3 I posted a link - check it to see what it is
    – Dynazor
    Jun 25, 2015 at 16:33

1 Answer 1


It suddenly stopped after:

  • Uninstalling some old games

  • Re-Installing Graphics Drivers (using DDU)

  • Re-Installing Codec Packs (K-Lite)

Problem is solved


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