File Explorer stays on top when opening other app.


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Isac
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Wattle Grove, Perth Western Australia
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Windows 11 Pro / 22H2 BUILD: 22621.2428
As requested, my Windows Pro version # is: 22H2 (OS Build 22621.1555)
Problem: I use Photoshop for editing photos and creating lots of composite images, artwork, flyers etc. I view thumbnails of my photos with File Explorer. I then double-click the thumbnail and it opens in Photoshop, which I have set as the default program to open my images. Unfortunately, when Photoshop opens and shows my image, File Explorer decides to come to the party and displays in front of Photoshop. Most annoying. Is there a fix to have my active program on top of File Explorer? Any help will be appreciated.
P.S. It would be great if I was able to copy and paste the WinVer details, instead of having to type it into my post :)
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro / 22H2 BUILD: 22621.2428
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built PC
    CPU
    Intel i7-9700 @ 3.00GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime H310M-E R2.0
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    On Board
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus IPS ProArt
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD, 1TB Data Drive Samsung
    PSU
    500W
    Case
    Black One
    Cooling
    Fan!!
    Keyboard
    Logitech K345
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    52 MBPS
    Browser
    EDGE, FIREFOX, BRAVE, PALEMOON
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
P.S. It would be great if I was able to copy and paste the WinVer details, instead of having to type it into my post :)

I use Snipping Tool. Take a snip, right click copy and paste it here.

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As for Explorer jumping to the front, its a known issue for some. There are other threads about it .
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-14700F
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws S5 Series 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC Black Gaming
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster AE-5 Plus
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming 27" 2K HDR Gaming
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 Pro 1TB NVMe (Win 11)
    SK hynix P41 500GB NVMe (Win 10)
    SK hynix P41 2TB NVMe (x3)
    Crucial P3 Plus 4TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM850x Shift
    Case
    Antec Dark Phantom DP502 FLUX
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12A chromax.black + 7 Phantek T-30's
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK 320
    Mouse
    Razer Basilisk V3
    Internet Speed
    350Mbs
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Winows Security
    Other Info
    Windows 10 22H2 19045.4291
    On System One
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-11700F
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Gaming Z590 Plus WiFi
    Memory
    64 GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2060 KO Ultra Gaming
    Sound Card
    SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung F27T350
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 1TB
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB
    Samsung 870 EVO 500GB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair HX750
    Case
    Cougar MX330-G Window
    Cooling
    Hyper 212 EVO
    Internet Speed
    350Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
Also, if you enter your system info like mine it'll show up under your username.

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-14700F
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws S5 Series 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC Black Gaming
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster AE-5 Plus
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming 27" 2K HDR Gaming
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 Pro 1TB NVMe (Win 11)
    SK hynix P41 500GB NVMe (Win 10)
    SK hynix P41 2TB NVMe (x3)
    Crucial P3 Plus 4TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM850x Shift
    Case
    Antec Dark Phantom DP502 FLUX
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12A chromax.black + 7 Phantek T-30's
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK 320
    Mouse
    Razer Basilisk V3
    Internet Speed
    350Mbs
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Winows Security
    Other Info
    Windows 10 22H2 19045.4291
    On System One
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-11700F
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Gaming Z590 Plus WiFi
    Memory
    64 GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2060 KO Ultra Gaming
    Sound Card
    SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung F27T350
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 1TB
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB
    Samsung 870 EVO 500GB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair HX750
    Case
    Cougar MX330-G Window
    Cooling
    Hyper 212 EVO
    Internet Speed
    350Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
It seems to be a bug not fixed yet. 🙁 I would just minimise for now.
As for Windows version go to settings -system -about and copy Windows specs,

Edition Windows 11 Pro Insider Preview
Version 22H2
Installed on ‎Tuesday, ‎25 ‎April ‎2023
OS build 25346.1001
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.25346.1001.0
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro & 🐥.
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X509DA (FP5)
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX Vega 10 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe 1.3
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER NITRO
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H / 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    CZ Scala_CAS (FP6)
    Memory
    32 GB DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB NVMe M.2
    PSU
    180 Watt, 19.5 V
    Mouse
    Lenovo Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
Thank you all for your help. I suppose MS will fix the bug all in good time.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro / 22H2 BUILD: 22621.2428
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built PC
    CPU
    Intel i7-9700 @ 3.00GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime H310M-E R2.0
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    On Board
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus IPS ProArt
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD, 1TB Data Drive Samsung
    PSU
    500W
    Case
    Black One
    Cooling
    Fan!!
    Keyboard
    Logitech K345
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    52 MBPS
    Browser
    EDGE, FIREFOX, BRAVE, PALEMOON
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro / 22H2 BUILD: 22621.2428
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built PC
    CPU
    Intel i7-9700 @ 3.00GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime H310M-E R2.0
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    On Board
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus IPS ProArt
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD, 1TB Data Drive Samsung
    PSU
    500W
    Case
    Black One
    Cooling
    Fan!!
    Keyboard
    Logitech K345
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    52 MBPS
    Browser
    EDGE, FIREFOX, BRAVE, PALEMOON
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
Hi All, I kept digging and it was a bug in the version of Faststone Image Viewer v7.7 which I use to view and cull my photos. It has a hot key to open the image in Photoshop (or Camera Raw) and this is where the problem was.
I rolled back to v7.5 and all is good again. Many thanks for your quick responses - very much appreciated :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro / 22H2 BUILD: 22621.2428
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built PC
    CPU
    Intel i7-9700 @ 3.00GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime H310M-E R2.0
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    On Board
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus IPS ProArt
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD, 1TB Data Drive Samsung
    PSU
    500W
    Case
    Black One
    Cooling
    Fan!!
    Keyboard
    Logitech K345
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    52 MBPS
    Browser
    EDGE, FIREFOX, BRAVE, PALEMOON
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
Nice find (y)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro & 🐥.
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X509DA (FP5)
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX Vega 10 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe 1.3
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER NITRO
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H / 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    CZ Scala_CAS (FP6)
    Memory
    32 GB DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB NVMe M.2
    PSU
    180 Watt, 19.5 V
    Mouse
    Lenovo Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-14700F
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws S5 Series 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC Black Gaming
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster AE-5 Plus
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming 27" 2K HDR Gaming
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 Pro 1TB NVMe (Win 11)
    SK hynix P41 500GB NVMe (Win 10)
    SK hynix P41 2TB NVMe (x3)
    Crucial P3 Plus 4TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM850x Shift
    Case
    Antec Dark Phantom DP502 FLUX
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12A chromax.black + 7 Phantek T-30's
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK 320
    Mouse
    Razer Basilisk V3
    Internet Speed
    350Mbs
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Winows Security
    Other Info
    Windows 10 22H2 19045.4291
    On System One
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-11700F
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Gaming Z590 Plus WiFi
    Memory
    64 GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2060 KO Ultra Gaming
    Sound Card
    SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung F27T350
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 1TB
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB
    Samsung 870 EVO 500GB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair HX750
    Case
    Cougar MX330-G Window
    Cooling
    Hyper 212 EVO
    Internet Speed
    350Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
It reports whatever you have listed in your My Computer specs in the OS block

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Many thanks Scott. I thought I had the issue sorted but if I right click on a JPG file in File Explorer and choose Photoshop to open it, File Explorer stays on top of Photoshop. A bit annoying so it could be an issue with File Explorer OR Photoshop. I'm a patient person so I will wait to see if updates can combat the issue.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro / 22H2 BUILD: 22621.2428
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built PC
    CPU
    Intel i7-9700 @ 3.00GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime H310M-E R2.0
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    On Board
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus IPS ProArt
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD, 1TB Data Drive Samsung
    PSU
    500W
    Case
    Black One
    Cooling
    Fan!!
    Keyboard
    Logitech K345
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    52 MBPS
    Browser
    EDGE, FIREFOX, BRAVE, PALEMOON
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
I know this is an old issue but I'm still having the problem of File Explorer staying in front of Photoshop when I use "open with" or double-click on a PSD file. Any solution would be great, thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro / 22H2 BUILD: 22621.2428
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built PC
    CPU
    Intel i7-9700 @ 3.00GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime H310M-E R2.0
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    On Board
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus IPS ProArt
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD, 1TB Data Drive Samsung
    PSU
    500W
    Case
    Black One
    Cooling
    Fan!!
    Keyboard
    Logitech K345
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    52 MBPS
    Browser
    EDGE, FIREFOX, BRAVE, PALEMOON
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
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