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    Chrome won't give up focus

    I began using Chrome a few days ago, and it was working fine. Suddenly, yesterday or today (couple of all-nighters, days are running together), I can't alt+tab away from Chrome. If I'm on Chrome and I alt+tab (or Windows+tab), the Chrome window just stays there. If I'm on a Chrome page and want to get away from it, I have to minimize the window. (Using Windows 7 Home Premium)

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    Seems to work OK for me. I tried it in 14 then it upgraded to 15 and worked in both. Was there something open requiring action? What other applications were open?
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    My Google Chrome works o as well. Since this is my secondary browser I haven't used it a lot, but each time I do it works as expected. v 15 is quite new. I would check what version you have. Perhaps, if you have v15, something did not update properly. Uninstall, reinstall may work.
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    Solution was simple but I still wonder what the problem was.

    I did what I should have done in the first place. I shut it down and restarted it, and it's working fine. Problem solved but not a clue.

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    In FireFox, if you're focus is in a video or you're reading a PDF, Alt-Tab, and even Alt-Esc, don't work. Chrome may be the same.

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    Good to know. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Compulsive Editor View Post
    I did what I should have done in the first place. I shut it down and restarted it, and it's working fine. Problem solved but not a clue.

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    Yes, when updating Chrome, especially a full-version upgrade, you do need to close Chrome and reopen it. The reason is simple: Chrome creates a new UserData Folder when you upgrade, but it only becomes active after closing and reopening the browser. Firefox seems to operate the same way when upgrading to a new version. If the new version finds a UserData Folder from the older version, it may cause the browser process (especially in Chrome) to freeze internally, thus keeping control of Windows Focus.
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