I normally close File Explorer windows after using them, but sometimes I forget, and since the 22H2 update, I've noticed that File Explorer windows sometimes spontaneously move to the front. After engaging in an arms race with developers in the 90's and 00's to stop programs from stealing focus in this way, Microsoft seems to have largely given up on preventing applications from doing this, but these Explorer windows are just sitting there doing nothing when it happens. They haven't completed any action and have no reason to try to get attention, which is usually why apps want to do this. I can't be sure, but this new behavior may have begun when File Explorer tabs were enabled, but using tabs is not a condition for the misbehavior. It definitely did not happen before 22H2. No other windows do this. Anyone else notice this?
- Windows Build/Version
- Windows 11 22H2 (OS Build 22621.819)
- Windows 11