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Open calculator on top of other apps

Submitted by 4lun on June 9, 2009 to Annoyance, Usability

I have a calculator button on my keyboard, in XP/Vista it would open it in focus, meaning I could start typing something in straight away.

With Windows 7 it opens it but keeps the current program in focus, meaning that I end up having to use the mouse to select it from the taskbar. It really removes the point of having the button on the keyboard to start with.

When calculator opens give it priority over other programs so it opens in focus.



Not fixed

Discussion (3 comments)

DarkUltra wrote on March 22, 2010, 6:02pm

Shouldn't all programs open in front/in focus? But if it is already running, it would only open a new calculator window? Please clarify

tsbuckeye wrote on May 13, 2010, 11:28am

Install the latest Intellipoint software (ver 7.1 currently). It is a bug in the software. I just fixed the same problem on my computer.

gaspard.leon wrote on May 14, 2010, 3:38am

I've since fixed all my intellipoint issues... lol

Step one, don't install intellipoint!!
Step two; check your "Human Interface Device Access" service is running
(if the service is not running, you can't use the special keys like Calculator key.)
Step three: ???
Step four: profit

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