How to get rid of pop up applications in Windows?

I have Windows constantly runs parallel to many applications. Apps sometimes think that I need to show some window and Windows makes them active. If I at this point anything typed on the keyboard — a popup window captures input focus and drive letters I already continue it. Question: how in Windows to make the application could not automatically receive the input focus? Let them blink in the TaskBar, but that did not interfere with printing?

Especially hate when you type anywhere in the browser, the password, and at this point POPs up a MessageBox for a particular application. Back in the browser — and there is not clear — how the entered password is displayed as asterisks — you have to delete and enter the new.

Or press enter to move the text to another line, and this time the MessageBox is popping up with question like "updates Installed. Reboot now? (Yes/no)" and instead of entering new lines of text, the computer goes to reboot.

It is clear that many applications (e.g., instant messengers), you can specify that the window did not appear, and was blinking in the taskbar, but what about other applications? For example, open the project in VisualStudio (opens about a minute). At this time, anything I write in the browser — suddenly after a minute the download Studio is popping up at the most inopportune moment...

Or click the mouse somewhere, and before the click is under the mouse suddenly appears revitalized the window, and as a result clicked something completely unnecessary.

OS: Win-7
October 9th 19 at 20:22
13 answers
October 9th 19 at 20:24
Yeah, really hate this behavior. Solved by switching to Mac.
Guys, if you for some reason does not fit one of the right decisions, it doesn't make it wrong. Minusovat pointless :) - Erik_Muller76 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:27
Your solution is not universal. What developer has to do under windows, for example? - yoshiko82 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:30
Your solution is not universal.A no-brainer. - Erik_Muller76 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:33
October 9th 19 at 20:26
I have one time this happened:
wanted to go to WebMoney Keeper, at this time popped up a window ICQ, I didn't see the password typed in the window, ICQ and even sent =(
It's ridiculous :D
In-in... I just wasn't so hard, but the potential danger exists. Especially if the blind method of typing do not own - Erik_Muller76 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:29
October 9th 19 at 20:28
Under Windows XP the solution is formally simple:
TweakUI → General → Focus → Prevent applications from stealing focus

However, for me personally, it worked only for some time, and then app again become free to take on the focus whenever you want, ignoring this setting.

For Windows 7 there is a Ultimate Windows Tweaker, positioning itself as a noofficial TweakUI for Windows Vista/7. Maybe this setting is in him, and in Windows 7 it will probably work more reliably.
Downloaded, started, tomorrow I will test throughout the day. According to the results accomplish your goal. - Erik_Muller76 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:31
In the "Ultimate Windows Tweaker" settings prevent the loss of focus is not found :( - yoshiko82 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:34
Perhaps, then, it makes sense to try to modify the appropriate registry key manually (have not tried). - Erik_Muller76 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:37
TewakUI refused to install on Win7 (x64) - Heath_Bogisich9 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:40
The registry key I have is "30d40" — as recommended in the article. - Heath_Bogisich9 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:43
October 9th 19 at 20:30
Me a long time to start seriously annoying that the operating system considers itself smarter than the user. She knows when I need to reboot (burn in hell, windows update) which window to display on top of the one in which I type the text, etc.
A partial solution, which, nevertheless, saves a lot of nerves.
Run "gpedit.msc" (Group Policy Object Editor).
Then Computer Configuration — Administrative Templates — Windows Components — Windows Update.
On the right choose the "Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations" to put in Enabled and select the interval molestation reminders on reboot.
Reminders once in 24 hours is not naprasny like every 10 minutes :) - Erik_Muller76 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:33
Yes that would be your tips, but half a year ago :) Now at work I also have ubuntu, but the problem with flash in Windows and Linux is also not solved. - yoshiko82 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:36
in Linux it's already done. Just put a full window Manager with the function of protection from loss of focus. Staff gnomovsky too much primitive - Erik_Muller76 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:39
October 9th 19 at 20:32
As a variant — to move focus with the mouse cursor:
Control panel → ease of access → ease the work with mouse → Activate a window when you hover over it with your mouse pointer
or
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
ActiveWndTrkTimeout → 0

Not the fact that will work and not the fact that it is convenient, but you can try.
I think it is not going to help. Jumped out the window still have the focus and will have to find the previous window and to direct him to the mouse to regain focus. In fact — now I have to do. - Erik_Muller76 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:35
And [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\ForegroundLockTimeout] you have no 0, by chance? - yoshiko82 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:38
I have installed 200000 (probably 20 seconds) - Erik_Muller76 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:41
200 seconds. But it doesn't matter, because it only works for minimized Windows, and even then not always. - Heath_Bogisich9 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:44
October 9th 19 at 20:34
For most applications, helps so:

1. You work in the app type the text. Or not to recruit, for example, read in the browser.
2. Launched a program that runs for a long time (5...30 seconds)
3. Immediately after the launch click on your application in section 1.

Usually after this the focus switches to a new app, it will be in the background.
Yes, in some cases it helps, but not all - Erik_Muller76 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:37
In any case, the most crafty of programs you can use www.autohotkey.com/ or nncron.ru/

These programs hang in the background and allow you to find the right window and do with it anything. Though the focus is to transfer or divert, press the window key and the mouse. - yoshiko82 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:40
October 9th 19 at 20:36
One of the ways:
— Go to the shortcut properties of the program and set the parameter "Window" to "Minimized".
Possible. But what if the app starts automatically when clicking on the document? - Erik_Muller76 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:39
In my opinion, these settings in Windows apply to any running instance of an application, in whatever way it was running. I did that for MPC was turned off Aero in the shortcut (instead of ate resources to resource-intensive video). Any running video machine cut Aero and restored after closing the player. - yoshiko82 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:42
October 9th 19 at 20:38
The only way to fight is to enter into correspondence with the authors of the software and ask you to reason with the behavior of their programs. Or to refuse him.

For example I Ya Online this extremely annoying. Employees of Yandex did not heed the requests, had to be abandoned.
Duck because we all do not write... I would Like to set the General policy for these unexpected alerts - Erik_Muller76 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:41
The author of the software does not and. Example: come to work, turn on the browser, putty. While the brother runs time to go to the correct server, to drive username and half password and then the browser shows the window and it's not even clear that the last thing you entered. Someone to write Opera the software "make it so that when I turn on the browser, it does not turn on"? Well, the same nonsense. - yoshiko82 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:44
October 9th 19 at 20:40
I wish I could find some magic key in the registry or something in politics...
October 9th 19 at 20:42
Amazing — someone 2 hours ago asked the same question on mail.ru: otvet.mail.ru/question/52538558 (it's not me) :)
October 9th 19 at 20:44
Can you describe in more detail — how he helped? Had there something to pay? In the description on the website about the blocking of the Windows is not written like that. - Erik_Muller76 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:47
This refers to "Individual settings for every window"? - yoshiko82 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:50
Well I understand you correctly: You are working in any window and you want it to be constantly on top of all others? There's a button on the window is added with a paper clip. Click — and the window permanently on top. Plus customize the size, position, turn, etc. - Erik_Muller76 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:53
Mode "TopMost" is inconvenient, because constantly switching between apps, and just tired to turn on/off a "clip". We are talking about the fact that Windows is not changed without my consent the input focus. - Heath_Bogisich9 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:56
Who prevents topmost collapse button in the header or configure rules for pop-UPS? - Heath_Bogisich9 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:59
Well, you have to try this softinu...
It is a pity that Windows does not allows you to easily manage policies pop-UPS - Heath_Bogisich9 commented on October 9th 19 at 21:02
October 9th 19 at 20:46
Another option: use any Virtual Desktop Manager, the browser on a separate Desk.
Well, these are all crutches to solve the problem by creating other problems. I would like zaborot the cause, not the investigation... it appears no additional software is still not enough. - Erik_Muller76 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:49
Well, you can keep only one window being maximized, turning all the others, then the focus should not be lost. - yoshiko82 commented on October 9th 19 at 20:52
October 9th 19 at 20:48
In the English-speaking Internet, this problem is known as windows7 or vista or xp stealing focus for a while tried to find a solution but nothing found, now are activated at the tip of the mouse, this trick helps to solve this problem but creates another: the random offset of the mouse in a fully maximized window in focus and need...

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