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Can't switch Windows Focus to Thunderbird

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While I haven't encountered this problem enough to have sussed out what sequence of events causes it, Thunderbird will occasionally get into a mode where I can't switch windows focus. (See the attached screen shot of the Task Manager showing you can't "switch to" Thunderbird.)

When this happens nothing seems to work except killing the task via Task Manager. Not optimal.

This time - the most recent occurrence (today) - when this happened, there was an outstanding update. After killing the task and restarting I got the message "Thunderbird is installing your updates." Still not optimal, even if it is a critical update.

Thunderbird 115.11.1 (64-bit) - after update

Windows Info+++++++++ Edition Windows 10 Home Version 22H2 Installed on ‎2024-‎04-‎09 OS build 19045.4412 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.19056.1000.0

While I haven't encountered this problem enough to have sussed out what sequence of events causes it, Thunderbird will occasionally get into a mode where I can't switch windows focus. (See the attached screen shot of the Task Manager showing you can't "switch to" Thunderbird.) When this happens nothing seems to work except killing the task via Task Manager. Not optimal. This time - the most recent occurrence (today) - when this happened, there was an outstanding update. After killing the task and restarting I got the message "Thunderbird is installing your updates." Still not optimal, even if it is a critical update. Thunderbird 115.11.1 (64-bit) - after update Windows Info+++++++++ Edition Windows 10 Home Version 22H2 Installed on ‎2024-‎04-‎09 OS build 19045.4412 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.19056.1000.0
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Could you show us the complete title of T?. Starts with 'Password' which ist somewhat unusual.

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"Unusual"

When I first start Thunderbird, the 1st window that appears is a "Password Required" window.

After that, windows tracks it under that title. So if it is "unusual" I must be one of 15 people on the planet who take security seriously. Actually I'm not sure if this is a holdover from a prior age, but I put passwords on everything because it isn't hard to invoke my PW manager.

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I should note today - after I updated the other day - I CAN switch focus to Thunderbird. My guess - only a guess - is that all will be fine until there is another update, and then I will have to kill the process via the task manager

If you want more information you will need to be more specific than "I don't understand"

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