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Windows 7 Dialog Box Hides

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?

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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)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
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Majo2469Author Commented:
Thanks. I believe restarting may solve the issue temporary. However, I am looking for a permanent solution.

Thanks ThinkPad+_User
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)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
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Majo2469Author Commented:
It is not constant but it's happening enough to irritate me.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)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
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Majo2469Author Commented:
Now I  am going to sound stupid.... UAC?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)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
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Majo2469Author Commented:
It's set to default.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try the next lower setting. That is where I have it. The computer seems to run smoother (to me) with it at the lower setting (second from the bottom). It does not hurt security in any way, but may make your UAC boxes pop up better. Just do not turn it off (lowest setting).  ... Thinkpads_User
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Majo2469Author Commented:
This greatly reduced the presentation of this dialog box.

Thanks ThinkPadUser!
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are most welcome. I was happy to help you here. ... Thinkpads_User
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