Random alt+tab bug


empleat

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My game is alt+tabbed randomly sometimes, or i am on webpage and it snaps back somehow!!! I don't think it is notifications - they are disabled! And I don't think it is background apps (I can't find this category on Windows 11). But I disabled everything in OOSU shut up! No one what this could be, it is hard to trace...

Thanks for help!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.963
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    I5 9600 Kf
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z390-i Gaming
    Memory
    G.Skill Trident Z 3200mhz 2x8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 3070
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC G2590fx
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    NVME:
    Adata XPG8200 Pro (1024GB)
    HDD:
    WDC WD40EZRZ-00GXCB0
    PSU
    Corsair RX650RM .2018
    Keyboard
    Cooler master Nova Touch PRO
    Mouse
    MX VERTICAL ADVANCED ERGONOMIC MOUSE
    Browser
    Chrome, Firefox
Start by checking Settings, System, Multi tasking to see if turning off any of those options helps, next check whether the games you are playing use any key combinations you might be using often that coincide with Windows shortcut keys, or maybe you are hitting the Win key by mistake.
The Apps section is on the main Settings page, on the left hand side, should be 5th category down.
Are you using any 3rd party customisation, recording or monitoring apps that might have key bindings the same as the games, or keyboard apps running?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2, build: 22621.521
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Scan 3XS Custom 1700
    CPU
    Intel i7-12700K 3.6GHz Base (5.0GHz Turbo)
    Motherboard
    Asus ProArt Creator B660 D4
    Memory
    64GB DDR 3600Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Tuff RTX 3080 10GB OC
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gigabyte G32QC 32inch 16:9 curved @2560 x 1440p 165Hz Freesync Premium Pro/ Dell SE2422H 24inch 16:9 1920 x 1080p 75Hz Freesync
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440p & 1920 x 1080p
    Hard Drives
    WD SN570 1TB NVME (Boot), Samsung 870QVO 1TB (SSD), SanDisk 3D Ultra 500Gb (SSD) x2, Seagate 3Tb Expansion Desk (Ext HDD), 2x Toshiba 1Tb P300 (Ext HDD)
    PSU
    Corsair RM1000X Modular
    Case
    Corsair 4000D Airflow Desktop
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H150i RGB Pro XT 360mm Liquid Cooler, 3 x 120mm fans, 1x Exhaust
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Ergonomic
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    800Mbs
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Defender, Malwarebytes
Multitasking is off. No it is completely random. It is happening without any key presses tho! I use same third party apps awhile, no could do this I don't think and I had no problems so far!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.963
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    I5 9600 Kf
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z390-i Gaming
    Memory
    G.Skill Trident Z 3200mhz 2x8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 3070
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC G2590fx
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    NVME:
    Adata XPG8200 Pro (1024GB)
    HDD:
    WDC WD40EZRZ-00GXCB0
    PSU
    Corsair RX650RM .2018
    Keyboard
    Cooler master Nova Touch PRO
    Mouse
    MX VERTICAL ADVANCED ERGONOMIC MOUSE
    Browser
    Chrome, Firefox
Well you are using a non standard install of Windows, the only way to track down the cause is to uninstall/ disable all 3rd party apps/ utilities, non essential drivers etc, then turn them back on/ reinstall them one at a time until you find out what is causing it.
You say notifications are off but the notification part of Windows is not the only way an app could steal focus or interupt another app, this could be caused by the driver for a piece of hardware (Nvidia drivers, maybe update) check the Event viewer for anything coinciding with the issue, your anti virus or even OOSU.
I can say that I don't see the issue on a standard Windows install running my usual apps and games, full screen, exclusive or otherwise on build 22621.1194.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2, build: 22621.521
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Scan 3XS Custom 1700
    CPU
    Intel i7-12700K 3.6GHz Base (5.0GHz Turbo)
    Motherboard
    Asus ProArt Creator B660 D4
    Memory
    64GB DDR 3600Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Tuff RTX 3080 10GB OC
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gigabyte G32QC 32inch 16:9 curved @2560 x 1440p 165Hz Freesync Premium Pro/ Dell SE2422H 24inch 16:9 1920 x 1080p 75Hz Freesync
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440p & 1920 x 1080p
    Hard Drives
    WD SN570 1TB NVME (Boot), Samsung 870QVO 1TB (SSD), SanDisk 3D Ultra 500Gb (SSD) x2, Seagate 3Tb Expansion Desk (Ext HDD), 2x Toshiba 1Tb P300 (Ext HDD)
    PSU
    Corsair RM1000X Modular
    Case
    Corsair 4000D Airflow Desktop
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H150i RGB Pro XT 360mm Liquid Cooler, 3 x 120mm fans, 1x Exhaust
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Ergonomic
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    800Mbs
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Defender, Malwarebytes
Check your hardware also, after evaluating your OS install - could be a faulty key sticking
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    NZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
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    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
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    Laptop
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    Dell Latitude E5470
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
Thanks for help, but I don't think this is cause of the issues. I will keep these mind in any case!

Non standard windows install? Where did you get that?
notifications.png
Focus should be also off, when i expand that menu: it shows only button - start focus.

Multitasking is also off.

As I explained I didn't install any new third party apps and have these installed forever, it didn't happen. That never works and is waste of time doing randomly every possible thing... It is will be probably very hard to pin down...

Also didn't installed any new drivers, it is improbable that drivers would cause this!

I use currently just Windows Defender, i should have updated my info.

OOSU highly doubt is culprit it doesn't run after you set the settings and it is perfectly safe to use. It just changes privacy settings in windows. It doesn't do changes on executive level.

I didn't see/Find anything in event log about OOSU.
Check your hardware also, after evaluating your OS install - could be a faulty key sticking
No idea what you mean, either way this is original install of Windows 11.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.963
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    I5 9600 Kf
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z390-i Gaming
    Memory
    G.Skill Trident Z 3200mhz 2x8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 3070
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC G2590fx
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    NVME:
    Adata XPG8200 Pro (1024GB)
    HDD:
    WDC WD40EZRZ-00GXCB0
    PSU
    Corsair RX650RM .2018
    Keyboard
    Cooler master Nova Touch PRO
    Mouse
    MX VERTICAL ADVANCED ERGONOMIC MOUSE
    Browser
    Chrome, Firefox
So i just registered here because i have the same issue since i installed Win11 and i didn't find anything similar anywhere on the internet.

So, new PC since a year ago with Windows 11 Enterprise x64 and this only seemed to happen before only when playing games, in the beginning i mostly played CSGO and almost always at random times it would alt+tab out for no apparent reason, now i play games like Rimworld, Rising Storm 2 and it also keeps alt+tabing out of it.

After digging a bit looks like some program is making windows focus on something else so i downloaded JocysCom.FocusLogger and the culprit seems to be always the same program i have called DesktopOK that saves the location of icons in the desktop because sometimes when messing with the games resolution it would also mess my icons into random positions.

desktop-OK.png


Now what doesn't make sense is that i always had this program on Windows 10 and i never had a problem but i also have to note that on my previous PC with Windows 10 i had a GPU(MSI 1080) and right now i don't, being on integrated graphics(I712700K UHD770).

Also this doesn't mean it is definitely DesktopOK but it's what i could figure out so far.

So @empleat do you also have DesktopOK or have you ever found a solution to this?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    I7-12700K

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