Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Something keeps kicking me to my desktop

  • This topic is locked This topic is locked



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
I have a problem. Whenever I am running any sort of program(Aim, Ad-Aware, IE, Firefox, any sort of game, etc), something in the background "kicks" me to my desktop. For example, if I am running The Sims 2(in full screen mode), every 2 minutes or so, something will kick me out to the desktop. It doesn't terminate the program running, just is an annoyance. If I am, for another example, viewing a webpage in Firefox, every 2 minutes or so, the window will go dim, like I'm viewing something else at the same time. I have to click within the window to get back to whatever it was that I was viewing.

I've run Ad-Aware and nothing has changed.

and from what I can tell, its not anything running in the background.

I'm not sure what it is exactly, but it's a nuisance since I can no longer play full-screen games or type without being interrupted.
  • 0





  • Retired Staff
  • 19,711 posts
  • MVP
Closing this topic as it is a duplicate that was inadvertantly posted twice during server reset this evening. :tazz:
  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP