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Wonky window stacking

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Win 8 Pro

    Wonky window stacking


    It seems to me that Win 8 doesn't get the ordering of windows correct. I'll open an application and it will end up behind windows explorer or underneath another app. I don't think it's just that Win 8 is different than previous versions requiring some getting used to, rather it actually gets the stacking order wrong making it difficult to do things. There are some windows which I would not have found without Alt-Tab for example.

    Anyone else feel this way? Any possible workarounds, eg a setting which allows us to use Windows 7 stacking order?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This is not normal Windows 8 behavior, but I have seen it when using various third party tools that insert themselves into the system. Do you have any start menu replacements, or other kinds of tools installed like that?
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  3. #3


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    Win 8 Pro
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Well, those don't seem like they are likely culprits, but i'd uninstall them as a test anyways. If the problem persists, you can reinstall them.
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Wonky window stacking
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