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Why don't windows go on top of others when selected from task bar?

  1. #1

    Posts : 219
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    Why don't windows go on top of others when selected from task bar?

    Here is another annoying feature I am noticing in windows 8. If I am browsing the net in Firefox, and I want to pull up another window which I select like normal from the task bar. It does not pull up. All too often, I am finding that I have to manually minimize my active window in order to pull up the desired window. Anyone have any idea what might be causing this always on top behavior?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0

    Here's my 2 cents. ... have not seen any on top behavior. Not sure if this is what you are referring to, if you need multiple instances of a browser, right click on the taskbar icon and select your program.

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  3. #3

    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Nope, not seen that behavior at all. Did you do an upgrade install? 99.9% of the time when you see a problem like this, it's because you did an upgrade and the setup carried over previous settings that interfere with the functioning of the new version. Just say no to upgrades.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 219
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    No.. it was a clean install.. This problem seems to have gone away on its own after a reboot. Here is hoping that it stays that way. Basically, my over-all perception of the OS at this time is that there are enough cool new features to warrant the upgrade, but a lot of the metro apps are designed more or less for newbs and children, rather than enthusiasts. That, and I think the entire start menu needs a lot of work going forward. I think it is a great idea that was sort of poorly executed. Much more customization is needed. As a desktop user, I would have preferred more of a sense of gaining something with the start menu, and a bit less of the sense that I have lost something. I am hoping this will all get better over time.
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Why don't windows go on top of others when selected from task bar?

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