Window losing focus constantly. – Windows 7 – FIXED!

I’ve recently had a horrible problem where every minute (literally) whatever window I was working in on my Windows 7 computer would lose focus – the computer decided that it needed to do something else and I had to click back in the window to reactivate it – particularly problematic when typing something. Olaf Nixons comment in this post helped me identify it as the Ask.com toolbar updater (which I had accidentally agreed to install in IE at some point apparently), which checks online for updates every, single, freaking minute. You’ll find it listed as APNMCP in the Event Viewer. Yet another reason to despise Ask.com.
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2 Responses to Window losing focus constantly. – Windows 7 – FIXED!

  1. You can also use a tool called Focus Taker ID to do that. Its a windows tool to identify the culprit in that very specific situation. Its easy to use and not based on C# and it doesn’t require the user to compile anything. Focus Taker ID also has a free version that will tell if it can solve the problem. There is no advertising in the program or anything. Its an old fashioned try-it-to-see if it can solve the problem app.

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