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Clicking Switches Between Overlaying Windows and Desktop


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#1 idikov

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 05:44 AM

I've had this problem for ever. It is especially noticable and infuriating when I try playing games in windowed mode but also when I am working on GPU-heavy programs like Photoshop or AutoCAD:

When I have more than one window open at the same time and they are overlaying my Windows 7 will sometimes switch to the one in the background when I click on the top one. Sometimes it will keep switching between the initial one and the one underneath very quickly (a few times per second) until I alt-tab or click a few times on one of them. When I try playing games in windowed mode or borderless every click anywhere on the screen will cause the game to turn black for parts of the second, show "not responding" and then continue running, even if there are no other windows open at the time but the desktop. This has never happened when playing in fullscreen, however.

My laptop specs:

Accer Aspire 5736Z
Pentium® Dual-Core CPU 2.30Ghz
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
 (I assume that's my graphics card)
4Gb of RAM

Running 64bit Windows 7



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:29 AM

Welcome,

Sounds like a heavy load for a light weight system. Don't know how much graphics RAM is installed but the 4GB mentioned is a minimum and, if shared, could be part of the problem.

not much help but might be a starting point

Keep us posted


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:43 PM

What happens if you change it to side by side?


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:58 PM

Arachibutyrophobia

 

Interesting handle
 


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 02:26 PM

My user name is dc3, arachibutryrophobia is my member title. :thumbup2:


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 02:52 PM

Either way - interesting :)


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 03:09 PM

There use to be a milk advertisement which had a yellow lab trying to get down a spoonful of peanut butter, the caption... Got Milk?  I wanted to use a piece of that video as my avatar, but never got around to it.

 

There... now that we've pirated idikov's topic :whistle:


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 04:42 PM

  :oopsign:

Guess we'd better give it back :notanangel:

 

I'll wait for a reply before posting here again


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 04:42 PM

I know my specs are very outdated but they serve the purpose for now and I am not looking to upgrade them. I was hoping for the problem to be purely software-related. Again, it never happens in fullscreen mode. It occasionally happens with just folders open when there is no strain on the PCU or GPU.



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:06 PM

Hi,

If it's happening sort of randomly it's hard to pinpoint. Temperature, vibration, age, no telling really. If all of your stuff is as up to date as you want it and you have the current versions of everything installed I'm going to say we'll have to wait until it breaks before we can suggest how to fix it. dc3 may have some better ideas, I'm all out at this point.

Keep us posted


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 08:56 PM

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
speccy9_zps2d9cdedc.png
 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
speccy7_zpsfa02105f.png
 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
 

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:
 
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 
 Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.
 

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