bug in winetest gui

Rolf Kalbermatter rolf.kalbermatter at citeng.com
Thu Jun 16 12:31:25 CDT 2005

Paul Vries wrote:

> > I do get similar behaviour regularly on non-Wine applications
> > on my Windows XP system. Even applications from MS like Outlook
> > exhibit this behaviour. It's annoying but I haven't spend any
> > time to look into this.
> could this have something to do with what 'Tweak UI' calls 
> 'Stealing of Focus'?
> The registry value HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ForegroundLockTimeout
> takes care of that. Setting it to 0 means that programs are allow to
> steal focus. I think this started with Win2K.
> Setting it to a large value (default is 0x30d40) get's you a flashing
> taskbar icon when a program tries to steal focus.

Well it was 0 on my system for whatever strange reason. It explains now
why I had all the time programs popping up in front while I was busy
typing something in some application. A very annoying behaviour and I
have no idea why someone would want this to be active.

Thanks for this tip.

In combination with a dialog loosing focus in such a way you certainly
can get into strange situations.

Rolf Kalbermatter

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