Why do programs minimize when I try to use them when photoshop is open?

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When I open photoshop, 1) the background flickers black and white until I open a something, 2) the loading circle continuously flickers beside my mouse on all programs and 3) when photoshop is up and another program is up in front of it, within a few seconds it is minimized, or even when photoshop is minimized when i start to use the program its as if I had clicked somewhere else and I can't do anything it, like if I opened Chrome and photoshop was minized once I would click inside of Chrome it would immediately act like I have clicked on the toolbar and I wouldn't be able to do anything in Chrome.
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Chris Cox

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No idea - Photoshop can't affect other applications like that.
But some OS settings might (like if you set it to have one application maximized at a time).

The flicker could be due to a video card driver bug on Windows (update drivers from the GPU maker's website), or due to a problem we've seen sometimes with the welcome/start workspace (turn it off).