Edge New Window not in focus / burried under current window – Anyone else experience this?

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With Windows 10 Cloud being a thing, I thought I’d give edge a try after upgrading to the creators update,

I still see there are issues with the app on numerous PCs. Most notably is when I open a new Windows (regardless of ctrl + N or clicking new window from the elipses), the new windows are burried under the current one.

It doesn’t appear to that at first, but it will eventually. There’s times the new window actually appears on top of the current window, but then shortly this bug kicks in again.

I don’t know if there are any replication steps, over than use the browser and hit ctrl + n

I’ve got a screen shot of multiple open windows that are below my current window, they’re glowing orange because they haven’t been opened.

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7 responses to “Edge New Window not in focus / burried under current window – Anyone else experience this?”

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    Usman

    Posted it on twitter aswell, have other people run into this issue aswell?


    https://twitter.com/UsmanxM/status/853558516321222657


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    rameshthanikodi

    Yeah, this has happened to me too, on Edge with the Anniversary Update. But it's quite rare IIRC. Actually, i've seen this happen with Chrome too, although much less rarely. Not sure what is going on. It usually goes away after you close all windows and start over.

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    nightmare99

    This happens for me on the creators update when launching an in private window.

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    lordbaal1

    isn't this normal when you open a new window.

    if I open a new window, I get the same thing. This is normal.

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      Usman

      In reply to lordbaal1:

      This shouldn't be normal behaviour, I've never seen chrome or Firefox do this at all, or any other application when you open a new window.


      There's no excuse for why it buries new windows, when did another application do that as a feature.


      Hitting ctrl n on photoshop, power point, word, or any program doesn't bury the new window under the current one.


      I get it has low usage share, did they really miss out this bug, because other times it does create a new window above the current one, just percentagely less as often.

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        lordbaal1

        In reply to Usman:

        I don't know about any other apps, but on chrome when I open a new window, I get all the opened windows when I hover over the chrome icon in the taskbar.

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          Usman

          In reply to lordbaal1:

          That's not the thing I'm pointing out. The current window is the first window when edge was launched. Opening a new window ( Pressing Ctrl + N or clicking new window from the option), they are then burried beneath the current window. It's not on top/current scoped window.


          I'm hovering over the task bar to show that multiple windows have been opened with ctrl + n, but they never came on top of the initial window I was using (the first on the left), and they flashing orange because they're new and not been clicked on.


          The default behaviour should be to have the newly created windows to be the active window, and not be created beneath the existing window.


          https://twitter.com/UsmanxM/status/853558516321222657

          ^ That tweet has a video example of what im describing.

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