Apps / Software :: Open Apps That Are Active Lose Focus In Seconds?

Oct 21, 2013

In w 8.1 If I open an app within seconds it loses focus. It makes it very difficult to type ie in e mail, the only way to get focus is to left click the mouse within the app and the cursor comes back for a few letters then the cursor disapears again. So any time I make an app active it becomes inactive quickly. To make it active again I have to click on it with my mouse.

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Windows 8.1 - Open Apps Lose Focus After Short Time

Oct 21, 2013

I have w.8.1 but I am unable to type letters as Windows live loses focus after about five key strokes.

Every open app loses focus after as short time, only way to get the focus back is to click the mouse in the app.

The cursor disappears and I cant type until I click on the mouse to regain the cursor..

Typing this request has taken a long time.

Have tried changing foreground time lockout to no avail.

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Apps / Software :: Close All Open Metro Windows / Apps?

Dec 25, 2013

I have a Windows RT tablet so all my apps are pretty much in the metro/modern UI.

Is there a way to quickly close all open apps? Right now I have to swipe down on each app.

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Apps / Software :: Right Click Open With Giving Unnecessary Apps

Oct 24, 2013

I have put irfanview as my default image viewers of all types all over the system.

However, when I am using irfanview on a particular image, I want some other app to open the other images that I am trying to open. For that I have installed FastStone Image Viewer, so I want FSView.exe to appear in my RightClick - Open With defaults so that I can select it.

However I try, windows 8 is always showing
Microsoft Office 2010
Windows Photo Viewer
in that open with setting.

I have selected Faststone viewer a dozen time through disk, but it doesn't stick to the right click menu. Those names are always coming.

I don't want even to see 1. Microsoft Office 2010, 2. Photos, 3. Windows Photo Viewer in that list, I just don't want to use these three programs to ever open any of my images.

So I want, 1. irfanview, 2. paint, 3. Faststone viewer to appear in my rightclick openwith list.

How do I do it. I have tried control panel - Default programs. I have downloaded and run Default Programs Editor.exe mentioned elsewhere in this forum, but they don't give any option to "delete" there options of rightclick menu that keep on appearing.

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Open Up Window On Top Of Another - Screen Losing Focus

Sep 22, 2013

Lets say I open up lets say 'Window A' whether it be Firefox or a my documents window.

I then open up another 'Window B ' on top of Window A. When I close 'Window B', 'Window A' has lost its focus and I need to click back on it somewhere to regain it.

See the diagram attached.

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Apps / Software :: News App Unusable / Suspends After A Few Seconds

Apr 3, 2014

After yesterday's Windows 8.1 Update everything else is working well but the Bing News App has become unusable. Cold started or restored from Taskbar when suspended, the app allows me to browse news only a few seconds, then suddenly suspends and returns me back to desktop. See the video:

I've done everything I know in my efforts to get News App working (everything here except not contacted the publisher, Bing (Microsoft)).

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Apps / Software :: Any Way To Prevent Apps From Remaining Open

Dec 10, 2013

I found that whenever I open an app, such as 'Reader' they remain open even after I switch to something else. I know I could close them by swiping the upper left of the screen and select 'Close'.

Is there a way to have them close altogether when I'm done with them?

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Apps / Software :: Cannot Link Tiles And Apps To Open Together?

Sep 13, 2013

the tiles flip around and won't open the app. I already have over 1049 screen thingys.

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Apps / Software :: Metro Apps Won't Open Suddenly

May 30, 2014

I've been using Windows 8.1 x64 version for a long while now and it was all good ..

until today when I was playing Football Manager 2014 for the first time and it gave me a BSOD during the first match ..

after restarting the windows logged into a "Temporary account" and my main account was corrupted by the problem ..all metro apps won't open .. even the "PC Settings" !they just "crash on startup"

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8.1 Apps Will Not Open?

Jun 8, 2014

I not used some of the Apps in a while and went to use the Music, Weather and News App in Windows 8.1 and they will not open and it says to check the Windows store. I checked the store and alll it says is i own these apps. I then next uninstalled these 3 apps and then re-installed them but i am getting the same and cannot open them.

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8 Apps Won't Open

Jun 7, 2013

I can't seem to open any off my apps from the start menu. When I open an app, the app closes back but is available at the sidewindow(?). It doesn't load or anything. When I click it, the app sort of minimizes to the sidewindow(?).

So I've been lurking around and one of the problems that I thought was happening to me is that I do not have the temporary internet files. C -> Users -> My Name -> AppData -> Local. I read that it should have a windows folder in the local folder and a temporary internet files in the windows folder.

I changed my local user to the microsoft account and then changed back to the local user using another username so that might affect these change in my pc.

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Apps / Software :: Some Apps Won't Open?

Feb 19, 2014

I have a new laptop some of the apps have stopped opening .. I have checked the resolution and is ok .i have checked for updates but still can't get them to open .

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Apps Won't Open Change Pc Settings Won't Open

Sep 7, 2014

I have upgraded my windows 8 to 8.1 and now no apps will work and the pc settings wont open also I have activated windows but still wont work

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8.1 Windows Taskbar Takes 10+ Seconds To Open Program

Jul 7, 2014

brand new computer, i installed my normal program (office 2013, 2013, sql developer 2014, stardock start 8 and some other basic stuff etc)

i have this computer and google chrome pinned to the task bar.

if i left click either of them, they take 10+ seconds to open. I can run either from a short cut on the desktop or anywhere else and they both open instantly.

i can fix this behavior by right clicking the task bar and clicking lock the task bar. now both chrome and this computer open instantly for about 1 min. eventually they both go back to 10 seconds. i can then right click and do unlock the task bar and it fixes it for a min etc.

i think it might have something to do with office. i'm going to try to uninstall that and reinstall and see if it works. the little pop up messages in the upper right corner for "you have an email" are also very slow when i click on it to open the email in outlook.

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8.1 - Can't Open Windows Apps Or PC Settings

Feb 3, 2014

Reinstalled windows 2 times and then made a back up image, which I have to keep reverting to because my PC Settings and Windows apps (which I don't even use) will stop opening and display the "This app can't open please refresh" pop up. This is for windows 8.1, I'm assuming that's cool on this site?

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Restart By Itself While Open Apps?

Aug 22, 2013

I have a laptop. But, when i open the metro apps. My Laptop have a restart by itself, Until now

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Apps / Software :: Open In New Tab Is Not Available In IE?

May 28, 2014

Today I've opened IE and I've found out that 'Open link in a new tab' has disappeared.

I updated my 8.1 update 1 system just few days ago and cleaned disk with the Windows utility Disk cleaner installed with Windows 8.1 Update 1.

There's another issue: when I've opened it, it seemed like my start page was modified as well as the page it is opened when a new tab is created...

What should I do?

Ps: Metro IE is stil working correctly...

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Apps / Software :: Cannot Open BAK File

Oct 23, 2013

What application can I use to open a .bak file? or is there any way where i can open it?

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Apps / Software :: PC Settings App Won't Open?

Jan 13, 2014

Ive noticed since I installed windows 8.1 none of my apps have been working I figured this is because I left the installer running over night and my laptop might of turned off before finishing the installation so it might be corrupt didnt think much of it at the time since I never really used the apps but now I want to system restore my laptop and the PC settings app wont open like the rest of my apps I click on the tile and it opens for 1-2 seconds then takes me back to the home screen. :C

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Windows 8 Apps Open Then Close?

Aug 27, 2014

I just completed a virus and malware removal session over in that forum. The computer is working great except that when I open games or music or camera they open then close and put an icon at the bottom of the screen. I use desk top view. The only game loaded is Microsoft solitare I have never used music or camera.

System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3530 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7640G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 454501 MB, Free - 312296 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, VA50_CM
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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How To Open Apps In Non Administrator Profiles

Jul 24, 2013

I just downloaded Google's Picasa photo sharing app on windows 8. The app will only open when in my administrator profile. how can I open this app in other profiles.

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Apps / Software :: How To Open VER Files

Feb 13, 2014

How do I open a VER file. I Googled it and several sites offer downloads but I don't trust any of them. Any safe place to d/l it?

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Apps / Software :: Open New Instance Of Applications?

Dec 13, 2013

Maybe it's just me that this annoys but i hope there is a setting that can be changed to fix it. In Windows 8/8.1 if you try to open an app that is already open it does nothing.

1. Click start >> Type MSTSC >> Press Enter and connect to a remote computer/server.
2. Do the same again (not on the remote computer/server) >> you will notice after hitting Enter that it doesn't open the Remote Desktop dialogue.

It will either go back to the desktop or open the original remote connection. It is the same with any application (Excel, Word...)

It didn't work that way in 7, it would open a new instance of that application is there any way to change this?

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Apps / Software :: Store Won't Open Also After Fixing With Cmd

Mar 13, 2014

I've got a problem of mass scale. My Windows 8.1 Store refuses to load. Whatever I do, it doesn't start up. I had to get to an app with compatibility problems and get to the store in that way, but also that doesn't work anymore.

Other than the one putting a big line in the cmd (one of the first & only real solution I could find).

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Apps / Software :: Bad Sector - Can't Open Program

Nov 28, 2013

I have been using a program called Family Tree Legends for years now, but just recently when I try to open the program I receive the following message: "This program has been damaged, possibly by a bad sector of the hard drive or a virus. Please reinstall it." I have removed the program and reinstalled it several times and it still won't work. It's a family tree program that I used almost daily and now I'm concerned I lost everything. I even tried to open the program via the administrator function but it still won't work.

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Apps / Software :: Can't Open Any Windows Metro App

Jul 3, 2013

I can't open any windows metro app except internet explorer. I have used AppsDiagnostic.diagcab and it only shows that I have an outdated visual driver (I do not, I'm simply not using windows' own driver) and that I might have corrupted files (I already used chkdsk and nothing was picked up).

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Set Apps To Open Half Of Screen By Default?

Oct 21, 2013

Would really like for windows apps to open 50% view by default instead of forcing me to manually do this each time.

Edit: I'm talking about Metro apps, not everyday 3rd party programs that run on desktop version.

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Apps / Software :: Open XLR Files In Windows 8

Aug 7, 2013

I just moved excel files from an external drive to windows 8. Some of them have the xlr file extension. How do I open them in Microsoft Excel 2013?

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Apps / Software :: How To Open PSD File Type

May 14, 2014

How do you want to open this type of file (.psd)?I'm choosing more options and picking photoshop as the default app, but nothing is happening. The same things happens to .torrent files, only works if i have the program open and drags the file into the program.

Files it happens with:
And the files are blank.

Cleaning and Tweaking tools I use:

Filehippo Update Checker.
Revo Uninstaller.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Free Window Registry Repair.
Broken Shortcut Fixer.
Auslogics DiskDefrag.

Laptop Model: Lenovo B5400-computer

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Apps / Software :: All Tiles Either Crash Or Will Not Open At All

May 15, 2014

A few weeks ago I noticed that none of my tiles showed their little icons, like the gear for the Settings tile, etc. I clicked on the weather tile, and it brought up the screen like it was loading for a split second, but then brought me back to my desktop. Some of the time it doesn't even try to bring up the loading screen, it just immediately returns me to the desktop. Also, I just tried to screen shot the tiles page, but nothing happened. I can't screen shot my desktop either. I don't know if this is possibly related, I have not tried to screen shot anything lately.

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Upgrade To 8.1 - Can't Open Almost All Apps On Windows First Screen?

Feb 7, 2014

I bought a new notebook with Windows 8 and upgrade to 8.1, and i also install a new Windows 8.1 in a new computer 3 days ago... and both of my Windows don't open the apps on the first screen.. like Skype, email, windows store....

The apps almost start, show the program name on the screen them close.. The problem is that is happening on both computers....

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