Can I stop opening applications forcing their way to the front?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ss957916, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    iPhoto, for example, takes about 30secs to open. If I'm using Safari and decide I want to upload a photo, opening iPhoto and then going back to Safari simply means that iPhoto will jump to the front with it's big, blank screen and spinning beachball five or six times. It's like fighting with my Mac. It's like I'm constantly clicking back to Safari and then a few seconds later my Mac will pop it to the front as if to say "You wanted iPhoto, so here's iPhoto - watch it open."

    It's very annoying. Can I set something to allow applications to load in the background?
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    You don't mention your OS. 10.4 is not 10.5 is not 10.6

    In 10.5 I don't know of anything in System Preferences that does what you're asking about globally. It seems like it would be something controlled from within each application.

    You also don't mention where you have looked for an answer. Did you try the Help file? If so, sorry this suggestion isn't helpful, but how would I know?
     
  3. vasanth4u macrumors member

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    Window Comes Front

    Try this out


    Right Click on the iphoto icon in the dock and uncheck -"Always on Top option " if it is checked .

    If it should fix it ,else wil try somethin else :)
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    You also do not mention the OS you're using. In 10.5 that is not an option.
     
  5. ss957916 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So 10.4 isn't 10.5? And 10.5 isn't 10.6? There was me thinking they're all the same.

    If what you meant was "Hello fellow Macrumors person. What OS is it you are referring to?" then I'd have replied "10.6."
     
  6. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    Easy now.
     
  7. ss957916 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, but people's arrogance and rudeness really gets my goat.
     
  8. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    You could always ask MacRumors for your money back.
     
  9. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    That was neither arrogant or rude. You might take a look and you'll see that there is another current thread that asks if there is really much difference in the OS versions.
     

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