Seems as though Ive been asking a lot of questions lately. Prolly 'cause I have.
I've been dealing with this for a while, now. However, what was a minor annoyance has become a major irritant.
I've been researching this for several months, but while I've found something like 1,110,000+ references - up by ~8,000 since last week or so - none of them seem to apply.
The problem is that when I change focus from one window to another, the focus doesn't stick. It flickers from the selected window to another. This can be a back-and-forth process, sometimes just once back and forth, sometimes as many as ten times, possibly greater. Of the referenced million-plus pages, once I filter out Ford Focus, Logitech drivers, and other such kinda, sorta false positives, there are still more pages than I can begin to peruse in what's left of this year, much less in the next few weeks.
While this was not a serious problem before, now that I'm contracting again, there are several downsides that are not tenable.
One of 'em is that when I switch from, say, PHP to CSS IDEs, what I start typing may not end up in the right IDE . 'Nother one is that when I work with a DVCS, I can't always depend upon the commands going to the right place.
The OS is 36-bit Win7 on a dual-core 2.8 GHz processor, 3G Ram, mucho disk space available. Don't think this started with Win7, may have started with installation of Google's Chrome, but I think it was later. Think I first noticed it after installing Prism HUD, a system resource monitor, but it doesn't seem attributable to Prism HUD.
Oh, yeah ... the focus doesn't always switch back to the window I was in ... sometimes it flickers from the window I'm in to I wot not what.
Frankly, I'm at a loss to 'splain it. I can, if I'm careful - and abominably slow - work with it, but I'd much rather work without it.
As usual, DC is my recourse of last resort. Any ideas?