How do I stop Lightroom and Photoshop from 'jumping' on top of all my other programs?

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How do I stop Lightroom and Photoshop from 'jumping' on top of all my other programs whenever I'm opening them, letting them do something like exporting, or just any damn time that the program is lagging? I 'alt+tab' to something else but I'm constantly fighting the programs to get back to anything else as they move to the front.

I'm using a Dell XPS 15 with everything as good as it can be, all top of the line components and yet the program is still always slow, LR and PS constantly stop me from doing any work anywhere else, even if it's just one of them open and I only have something like an internet browser open. I always maintain having at least 50gb free on my SSD, 16GB RAM, Skylark i7, all of this dedicated to running these programs 
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Nicholas Murphy

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Joseph Eric Boyer

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I'll update my answer when I get home. but I'll walk you through the steps. you can for start while you wait by letting both programs files though your antivirus and firewall.this will prevent them scanning the files the whole time you're using the programs . the window issue I'll have to explain in a video. which I'll update and upload when I get home.
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Shane Betts

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Gee Joseph. If you have an answer to this you're going to make it onto a lot of people's Christmas card lists. This has been driving many of us insane for years.
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Joseph Eric Boyer

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i just didn't know it was that big of a issue. I'm home now and uploading the video now. just have to wait on YouTube.
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Shane Betts

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Any luck Joseph? The adulation of 1,000s awaits...
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Amit Kumar, Senior Computer Scientist

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Hi Nicholas, Could you please share a video of the problem?
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Jerry Syder

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Amit, I thought this would have been merged with this topic that has been reported ages ago and many other similar reports had been merged to it i.e. a known problem that has been acknowledged by Adobe? 7 months ago, Jeffrey said they're investigating it. I believe it only happens when first launching LR and PS but Nicholas(that reported this issue) can correct me if I'm wrong. 
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Shane Betts

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Here ya go Amit. This is me trying to send pairs of images to PS as layers. I have to do maybe 120 of these some days. It gets a bit old...
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Shane Betts

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Oh, and here is the result of sending three images to PS as layers, the result of the above video. Guess I'll just start again...
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Shane Betts

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Which highlights another of the issues this inability of PS to run in the background presents. If you take the computer back at the wrong time, to use another app, PS trips and can't complete its task. How am I, as the operator, supposed to know when I can and can't use another app without breaking PS?
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Shane Betts

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Amit? Anybody home? You asked for videos five days ago, duly provided and now silence. Could you please at least confirm you've seen them?
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Shane Betts

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New record. untitled tifs is one of the issues that raises it's head when I take the computer back from PS and I have to work out what the actual file title should be, save it as such and then do the round trip to import the resulting file back into my LR catalogue. I often get one or two. This is a record.