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Thu, Sep 22, 2016 9:13 AM

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Photoshop: When launching Photoshop it recurringly takes focus from another application/task (Windows)

When I open PhotoShop, it takes my computer a moment or two to open it (most of my PSDs are at least 2GB big), so I switch back to my browser to keep working, but every time there is an alert, or popup, or question, or it simply successfully opens the PSD, PhotoShop forces itself to the front, interrupting what I was doing in another window.
It can be very frustrating, especially since I am more often than not in the middle of doing something.
And I wish it was as simple as Alt+Tab-ing back to my window, but sometimes it just forces its way to the front again!
I don't suppose this is a feature that can be taken off/switched off?

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100 Points

4 years ago

Well, if I ended up here, if because i got fed up with the damn focus stealing and went googling for a solution. please fix asap.

3 Messages

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120 Points

4 years ago

Support told me there is nothing to do about this.
I eventually found this post, and cast my vote, but would have preferred if support would have directed me to this instead.
I know that this is just software, but i feel personally offended by Photoshop each and every time it interrupts me in what i am doing (even though i shouldn't). Not even my family will interupt me while i am working and here comes Photoshop and interrupts me 3-4 times in a row

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188 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why during launch process PS always tries to be over all other windows?.

I mean, for example, some moment i am working with Illustrator, and here for some reason i need launch PS. I know that starting PS takes about 30-40 second and i know that i need PS now or may be later and i want it to be launched, but don't want to wait, so i just pushed Ps button and go back to Illustrator, try keep working, but here is the problem, because PS tries to be always in front of other windows until launch process haven't be finished. I don't understand such behavior. Could you please explain it to me?  

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406 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop overrides all windows when opening.

It would be great if you can start photoshop in the background without it overriding all of your windows. I just want to open it and be able to work on something else at the same time without it popping up constantly. I'm thinking it could be a bug since it hasn't always done this and doesn't seem to happen to everyone. And it doesn't happen on other adobe products that i use. 

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82 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Launch Photoshop Bug.

When the program starts happening repeated attempts to seize the focus of the Photoshop application window. As a result, at the time of start-up takes place hideous flicker Photoshop window, while it is not possible to place any other window on top of all windows when launching Photoshop.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jrpb01xb9m6hdkb/BUG.mp4?dl=0

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222 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Takes 4 minutes to open recaptures focus after another program is sele....

Photoshop a very long time to boot at startup. While it loaded, I start to do my thing on the computer but that's annoying - it constantly steals focus of the window and the activity on the screen, showing their start and dialog boxes, making it very annoying. Is it possible to make Photoshop when you run the intercepted activity, and, while I did not select the tab.

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82 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop popping out in front of other programs multiple times when it is openin....

The photoshop keeps on popping in front of other programs when it is opening, its quite annoying, yea its good in case sometimes people forgot that they opened ps at the background but i think it would be better if it only pop out once and not multiple times.

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120 Points

3 years ago

I can confirm that the latest update (from today) did not solve this problem.
@Jeffrey you started looking into this 4 months ago and have launched a few updates since.. what is the progress with it?

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420 Points

3 years ago

Is there someone in the Photoshop team who cares about our discussion anyway ?!!

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80 Points

Honestly - no. I've been reporting the same bug in Adobe Premiere for 2 years now and I keep getting the "we're looking into it" line. Bullshit. No one is looking into it. They do not care.

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88 Points

Exactly. They just don't care and it's very frustrating.

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420 Points

a guy from Adobe told me it could be correct it by the next update...? wait and see

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62 Points

Don't you play with our emotions like that!

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420 Points

lol ! They play with mine first ;-)
I took my phone 10 days ago and decide to call the Adobe hotline to understand why it takes so long... they open a support ticket and i've juste received this answer...
Don't hesitate to do the same ;-)

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80 Points

The key to that answer is "could". :) They also "could" decide to give the program away for free, but that's about as likely.

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248 Points

3 years ago

jpascal bondierlange probably not, but what else to do? 

In case Adobe actually reads this, and wants more info: PS CC steals focus alteast 4 times on startup on my Win 8.1 system. Every other app in existance does not. Please fix asap. 

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230 Points

3 years ago

I would like add another voice to this thread. I previously spent 1.5 hours on the phone with an Adobe customer service rep who remoted in to my computer to check my computer settings and software to troubleshoot this exact issues. They resulted in not fixing anything and having some sort of excuse related to 'just deal with it'. 

Please find a solution to this!

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142 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Recaptures focus after another program is selected.

I am a web developer.  I am constantly switching between Photoshop and other programs.  After switching off of Photoshop (usually using Cmd+Tab) to another program, Photoshop will automatically regain focus and pop back up on top of any other programs I've switched to.  This means I'm looking at or do something in Photoshop, Cmd+Tab to another program and start doing something, and 2 seconds or so later Photoshop pops back up and overtakes whatever else I am in the middle of doing.  *Extremely* annoying doesn't even begin to properly describe this.  

Why is it doing this and how can I make it stop?

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120 Points

3 years ago

So, for quick jobs, like croping, resizing and even slightly more advanced tasks, i've started launching pixlr instead. It is browser based, but launches way faster, and does not steal focus. Also browsing local files is faster than through Photoshop
Check it out https://pixlr.com/editor/

Adobe, please fix this issue so i can revert to using Photoshop for my jobs again, even when doing quick tasks

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144 Points

3 years ago

I really hope this problem gets resolved in the next update. I can't believe how annoying and counter productive this problem is.

I start photoshop and head on over to my outlook to catch up on emails and PS rudely intrudes on my task and I get nothing done. Time is money. Please, Adobe, get his fixed ASAP!

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518 Points

3 years ago

It's not what you expect from a professional piece of software.

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210 Points

Agreed - absolutely.

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102 Points

Agree, very weird. I have been using the latest master suite for years. This is really affecting my workflow.