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How to force the properties window open in the foreground!

Q: How to force the properties window open in the foreground!

I've been fighting properties window since I installed window 10...
I use this function a lot. The problem is the properties window opens in the background.
So I have to minimize all the windows I have open to see the properties window.
The weird thing is the properties window is the only one that does that, When I open a new
window of anything it opens in the forground.
Is there a way to force the properties window open in the forground...Thanks...

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Rick said:

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Thanks for your reply!

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sorry I couldn't post it as an image.
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ragne2 said:

I was wondering on how to open ports so i can run a server and be a host.

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Appears you are on Vista ( Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001] )

and running from an Admin Login (ie Owner and other than maintenance, you should be using a Limited Account, eg: UAC but solve that latter)

Disconnect from the router
Goto Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections.
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click ok

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I am not a mod, but
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5. Writing your post.
Write in respectable form, this isn?t an instant message
conversation with your buddy, it's irritating to have to decipher whatever malformed English you are typing and it's likely your post will be ignored or get something nasty replied.

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Thread moved from Introduce yourself to Other Hardware forum

HP USB Disk Storage Format Utility

Will format any USB flash drive
It can be known to recover Flash drives that are un-responsive too.

If that doesn't work try this one:

Hard Disk Low Level Format Tool

Please note: These methods will remove all data on your Flash Drive

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