You won't steal my heart by stealing my focus
June 4, 2008 7:03 AM   Subscribe

IE7 keeps stealing focus, even after I use TweakUI.

I have to use IE for a work application. The app spawns a new popup window for each task I work on. Because I multitask and the network can be slow, I have multiple task windows open at once, usually at least one loading in the background while I work on the other.

Every time IE finishes loading a task window, that window pops to the front and steals focus.

I have used TweakUI to "prevent applications from stealing focus" but IE seems not to listen. Help me stop this annoying behavior and keep sane!

(Windows XP professional, SP2, IE 7.0.5730.11)
posted by subbes to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Would using Firefox and User Agent Switcher to make it look like IE be any better?
posted by LSK at 7:11 AM on June 4, 2008

Response by poster: No. I have already explored browser changes and the app relies on IE. Faking the user-agent leaves me technically "in" the app, but it is unusable so I may as well not be in it.
posted by subbes at 7:28 AM on June 4, 2008

Best answer: Powermenu has an 'Always On Top' that is almost too good.
posted by unixrat at 7:46 AM on June 4, 2008

Run the app in IE inside Firefox using IE Tab?
posted by kindall at 11:15 AM on June 4, 2008

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