Apps Launch BEHIND Active Window

Discussion in 'macOS' started by n0d3, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. n0d3 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Lets say I have Firefox as an active window, launching iCal or any other program will launch BEHIND Firefox, e.g. not in main view.

    Anyone had similar problems? It only started recently and I don't recall installing any new apps.
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Funny, I remember that happening to me at one point, but a restart fixed it. Never did figure out what caused it, but if you haven't restarted since it started happening, might be worth a shot.
     
  3. VortexOfPain macrumors member

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    This only happens for me when I tend to operate faster than my computer. :D For instance, launching firefox then clicking on a window and keep working... firefox will load in the background. But that's just because I clicked to bring a window to the foreground - so I expect it to happen this way.

    Any chance you're doing the same click to another window before the app launches?
     
  4. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    woah.

    in trying to find maybe a keyboard shortcut that would open a window int eh background, i found an even cooler one.

    Click on a dock icon while holding option-command, and every open window willl close while the app you clicked opens. awesome!
     
  5. Cult Follower macrumors 6502a

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    That would be nice as an option. So you can be working on something and let something else load without being interrupted.
     
  6. Tymmz macrumors 65816

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    sweet. very helpful!
     

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