Windows 7 pop-under?

I can’t believe this. I left my desk an hour ago to work on other things while Microsoft Office chugged on this re-activation thing. It had hung at 90% indefinitely. Clicking the close “X”, confirm my request to cancel, and it still hangs.

It’s here I realize a glowing icon in the task bar. Clicking it reveals, “Do you want allow the following program to make changes to this computer?”

I suddenly miss the days when notifications were displayed in a manner that caused you to, well, notice them.

There is a difference between performing a calculation and solving a problem. I’ve been considering the equation of a circle, . Except, you see, that’s not the entire thing. There’s a bit that we’ve dropped because it’s  zeroes (and therefore doesn’t affect our equation): . This equation contains the full information–everything that is necessary to draw and position […]

Comments

  1. Christopher Mettin says:

    In most cases these notifications come up automatically and darken the background. But sometimes they don’t, especially if the mouse is not focused on the (activation) window or another window is in the foreground.
    There is only one known workaround to this unseen-notifications issue: run the program with Administrator rights (right click on the program or program link and select “Run As Administrator”). Then the program has rights to make changes to the computer from the beginning on.
    Well, you could also turn of UAC (User Account Control) but this leaves your computer insecure to worms and other malcious software that execute themselves.

    • Well, you could also turn off UAC (User Account Control) but this leaves your computer insecure to worms and other malcious software that execute themselves.

      That’s what I plan on doing. Thanks for the tip.

      Regarding focus, Office– and it’s focused “setup” box– were the only thing running. I have experienced this when the notifying program was in the background but in this case the notifying app was in the foreground.

      Ironically, my account is an administrator.

      Cheers.