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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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105 Messages

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3.8K Points

3 years ago

OK. Let's fix this. Like yesterday. Photoshop steals focus WAY too many times during launch (at least on Windows). No other programs do this.

I'm not one to just sit there for 10-15 seconds while this happens. But I'm forced to, because I'm not able to do anything else...

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202 Points

10-15 seconds on my PC. On my older laptop this is about a minute or more.

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202 Points

3 years ago

Adobe, fix your stuff!

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82 Points

3 years ago

Seriously, Adobe. Fix this!

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420 Points

3 years ago

use https://helpx.adobe.com/fr/contact/support.html in your country to alert agents and feedback developper team by an other way...

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102 Points

3 years ago

Still a very active and very workflow-disturbing issue!! Adobe, please listen to your users. Come on...

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3.2K Points

3 years ago

Same problem here, with same issues. And the more filters/fonts/panels you have in your workspace, the worse the problem. So much so that if you interrupt the "load" process of PS, sometimes the New screen comes up and sometimes it doesn't. So you're not sure if you're still waiting or if there's a malfunction.

While PS CCXXX has some fun capabilities, I'm running both CS3 and CC2017. CS3 loads in literally 12 seconds on the same system where CC2017 takes approx. 1 minute.

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62 Points

3 years ago

Now, that Adobe had a one year look into this issue. Is it being worked on? Or are you still only looking?

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242 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop steals focus while I'm trying to work. It's driving me crazy..

Expected: Open photoshop and I can keep working / coding while it loads.

Actual: Open photoshop and when I alt tab back to my code editor, photoshop steals focus 5 times while I alt tab back to my other work.

Result: I'm feeling agitated. Every time. Several times every day. It makes me want to stop paying for photoshop.

15 Messages

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518 Points

This has been corrected in the last version of Photoshop. You probably need to update (there is an official reply above).

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142 Points

For me, this issue hasnt been fixed. PS still takes focus (1x) on loading. Still annoying. I'm using the latest version (updated yesterday). 

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198 Points

I can confirm (as many others already did) that the latest Version still steals the focus once. Please fix this. (And please don't let this linger for one year again.)

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518 Points

Well, that is not what I would call recurringly taking focus. One time is not "recurring".  And for me it's not even doing that, unless you count the splash screen, which is a very common thing for programs to have. Then, when all is loaded, Photoshop just flashes in the taskbar, without taking focus.

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142 Points

Sure its recurring. Everytime you start PS. ;) The Splash-Screen is ok, but after PS shall stay in the background. 
I have to admit, with the new version stealing focus has become less annoying. But the issue still persists. 

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518 Points

Well, after the splash screen, Photoshop stays in the background for me, so obviously there must be something different between our setups. I've got Win7 32 bit. Windows Performance Options are set to "Adjust for best performance". Photoshop is version 19.0.1.29687 (according to the details of the file properties).
When does Photoshop steal focus for you now? Is it when it's done (that's when it's just flashing in the taskbar for me).

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108 Points

2 years ago

This was extremely annoying - thank you very much for fixing it (I just updated Photoshop to get this fix ;-) ).