We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Check out our new AWS podcast with Certified Expert, Phil Phillips! Listen to "How to Execute a Seamless AWS Migration" on EE or on your favorite podcast platform. Listen Now

x

Windows 7 Dialog Box Hides

Majo2469
Majo2469 asked
on
Medium Priority
417 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am running Win 7. When the system needs to prompt for administrative permission the box is not brought to the top. Instead I have to track it down. How can I fix this so when the dialog box is presented it's on top?

Thank You Experts!
Comment
Watch Question

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Expert of the Year 2018

Commented:
I see this infrequently. Have you tried restarting your machine? That may fix it (although it might occur from time to time). I see it once a month or so. ... Thinkpads_User

Author

Commented:
Thanks. I believe restarting may solve the issue temporary. However, I am looking for a permanent solution.

Thanks ThinkPad+_User
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Expert of the Year 2018

Commented:
My guess (based on my experience) is that sometimes an application does something while the dialogue box is present. For me, then, it is infrequent, and it my guess is appropriate, there is probably no fix.

Is it frequent for you? or transient?  ... Thinkpads_User

Author

Commented:
It is not constant but it's happening enough to irritate me.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Expert of the Year 2018

Commented:
I have UAC at the second lowest setting (lowest being OFF). That means my screen does not dim (which itself takes time). How do you have UAC set?  ... Thinkpads_User

Author

Commented:
Now I  am going to sound stupid.... UAC?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Expert of the Year 2018

Commented:
Sorry for my use of short forms.

UAC is User Account Control. That is the dialogue box that comes up looking for a password. That box takes time and if it is dimming the screen (that will be obvious) it takes even more time. I use the second lowest setting for UAC.

Go to Control Panel -> Action Center and you should see Change User Account Control Settings on the left.

... Thinkpads_User

Author

Commented:
It's set to default.
Business Consultant (Owner)
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Expert of the Year 2018
Commented:
Unlock this solution and get a sample of our free trial.
(No credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION

Author

Commented:
This greatly reduced the presentation of this dialog box.

Thanks ThinkPadUser!
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Expert of the Year 2018

Commented:
You are most welcome. I was happy to help you here. ... Thinkpads_User
Unlock the solution to this question.
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Please provide your email to receive a sample view!

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.