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Re: Stolen Focus

We still have focus stealing issues on our corporate Windows machines.

Seems some numpty a few years back created a process for building custom patches. These were pushed to machines and run, to do tasks that really should be done via better tools!

The issue, despite not having a GUI or even a tray icon, these 'patches' stole focus the moment they ran!

To the end user, it just meant you lost focus on whatever you were doing! The amount of times I'd be writing an email, or a document, and realise nothing was actually going into the editor.

Once I tracked down the issue (a background service that was doing the downloading and running) I just disabled the service (it wasn't locked down!). I would just periodically start it up, to let it do it's thing whilst I was away from the PC.

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