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Windows 7 taskbar - restore/maximize application window does not have focus

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When I open two programs and minimize one to the taskbar and click the taskbar button to restore/maximize the window, the application does not gain focus. It is open behind the other program window. I can alt/tab between windows, but cannot restore them from the taskbar. Any ideas?
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by:John Hurst
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Is that all the time?  It shouldn't.  Right click on the Taskbar and select Properies, then Start Menu Tab. Click on Customize. Then consider restoring default values. I don't know if you customized in here.  

Another thing to try is System File Checker. Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator. At the command prompt, enter SFC /SCANNOW and allow to compete. Restart. Does that change behaviour.

Then, if the issue is newer, go to Action Center -> Recovery and Restore to a Prior Point. This could help if the issue is recent. .... Thinkpads_User
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by:stkarma
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Yes. This happens all the time. The only item customized on the start menu is the number of programs used often.

Tried SFC /SCANNOW. It did not find any integrity violations.

Not a newer issue so have not done a restore.

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by:John Hurst
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Let's wait a bit and see if others answer. It seems like too small an issue to say reinstall Windows, but I know it does not happen to me except for very rarely and seems to be dependent on some programs. .... Thinkpads_User
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by:stkarma
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This user mainly uses Excel and Autocad 2012. I found another forum where a user said the VBA enabler was causing this issue. I removed the vba startup file and the minimized buttons on the taskbar work fine when switching between excel and autocad. I hope Autodesk is working on a fix for this.
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From what I have found, Autocad VBA must be converted to vb.net to resolve this issue.
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Found the solution after further research.
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