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Problem with flashing taskbar icons and focus when swapping between applications

Posted on 2007-03-22
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I'm stumped by a very annoying problem in Windows XP...

When running multiple programs, I click on the taskbar to swap between applications.  However, instead of restoring the window and giving focus to the application I click on, the taskbar icon flashes - that's all. If I click it again it acts as though the program has been minimized.  If I then click on the icon a 3rd time the window is restored and has focus.  Any ideas what could be causing this?  It just started happening on one machine and I have no idea why!
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This happens to me often. My solution each time is just to click it a few times to force minimization and maximization. It usually cures it until it happens again. It usually only happens if I have A LOT of windows or applications open at one time.
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johnb6767 earned 125 total points
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Might try this little app....

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
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Johnb676: Thanks.  It seems as though the problem eventually corrected itself but I'm going to keep this tool handy.

Programmer1024: Uh no. That's not a solution.
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My solution, regardless of it being more or less helpful, is a completely valid solution.
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