IE windows don't come to the front even when I Alt-Tab to give them focus. Why?
Posted on 2006-03-22
Windows XP SP2, IE 6.0..., Office 2003. I frequently find that with multiple Internet Explorer windows open, I can't bring *any* of them to the front, so that they're visible. What I must do - short of closing other applications - is to minimise those other apps. Most frequently, I do this by hitting Windows-D to display the desktop, and then choose my IE window from the list in the taskbar.
What is happening? Is it a function of the other program(s) I'm runnning? If so, it's likely to be Outlook, the only other app that is probably always running at the times this occurs.