XP: Explorer stays in the foreground

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    XP: Explorer stays in the foreground

    It's not a biggie, but it annoys me.
    For some reason starting some days ago (I reckon after doing a windows update), launching applications from within Windows Explorer always moves them to the background. That is, Explorer remains in the foreground and the applications are launched behind it.

    I searched and searched and couldn't find an answer to this. Any ideas?

    Windows XP SP3 with latest updates.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    You could try this. Not sure if that's what the problem is, though.
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    Thanks Sebastiani. Been there before. That's not it.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Code:
    wsh = new ActiveXObject('WScript.Shell');
    wsh.Run('notepad', 1); //set notepad to your app.
    Just GET it OFF out my mind!!

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