Lightroom: Stealing focus on launch

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When launching Lightroom 6.7 on Windows 7, it can take a little while to initiate and do it's thing (even loading from a fast SSD).

Normally that'd be fine as I just bring other programs to the foreground and continue with other tasks while it loads in the background. However, I count 3 times where Lightroom steals priority from whatever other program I have just to show me the next step in its loading process. Please make it stop or only do it at the very final step?
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Jordan Russell

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Posted 3 years ago

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Stefan Redel

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Me too. VERY annoying. Same on Win 10 and also everything from SSD.
Since the last update same behaviour on Bridge CC.
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John Ell

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Yes. And Photoshop and Bridge too.
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Jon Fuller

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I came here to post his exact issue with Photoshop. It takes focus WAY too many times. I'm sorry, but I don't just sit there for the 10 seconds it takes to open up. I try to do other tasks during that time, but it's nearly impossible.
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martijn Saly

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I believe it's been fixed in a recent update... Have you installed the latest version?
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Colink Technology

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Not in my versions on Windows 10. All apps and W10 are up-to-date. LR stole focus twice and PS three times in a simple test right now. Very annoying and can lead one to click the wrong button as the focus changes just as one goes to click.
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This is such a disgusting bug. I wouldn't let staff go home until it was fixed. Just remove the lines of code that steal focus. It should be fixed the same day it was found. It's ridiculous that it's been going on for more than a week. Now been over a year.
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Jozsef Szasz-Fabian

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Don't focus the application when starting up.

When Lightroom Classic is starting up, during the process, the application focuses itself at least 3 times. What happens due to this?
- The user clicks the application shortcut
- During the lengthily startup, the user may want to continue using another open application, (for example Bridge, Explorer, etc.)
- Lightroom aggressively focuses and maximizes itself. Even if the user clicks an focuses another application, Lightroom takes the focus back.

Please remove the focusing/maximizing code snippets from Lightroom Classic. Please study another application: when starting up, those doesn't force the focus.