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Computer Randomly Tabs Out [9 FIXES]

Update the essential drivers, halt background tasks, and run an antivirus scan to resolve the problem.

In case you are wondering, “Why does my computer randomly tabs out,” it may be due to corrupt drivers or faulty background processes. However, we tested many solutions to eliminate the issue, such as updating the drivers and disabling unwanted processes. 

Key Takeaways
  • Corrupt device drivers, outdated Windows, and faulty peripherals can be a few reasons why your computer randomly tabs out. 
  • Update the Windows, run antivirus scans, and disable background services to fix the problem.
  • Consult a technical expert if the problem persists despite the fixes.

Disable Microsoft Office In Background

Sometimes, Microsoft Office running in the background can disrupt the computer’s functioning. Hence, disable the process and then check for the error.

Resort to the instructions below to disable Microsoft in the background:

  1. Again, right-click on the “Start” menu, but choose “Computer Management” for this fix.
    Computer Management
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  2. Double-click “System Tools” from the left panel on this window.
  3. Expand “Task Scheduler.”
  4. Click on “Task Scheduler Library” and then “Microsoft.”
  5. Under Microsoft, select “Office.”
  6. Do right-click “OfficeBackgorundTaskHandlerRegistration” and hit “Disable” in the drop-down.
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Modify Settings In Registry Editor

Tweak some settings in the system registry editor to get back to a stable display. In addition, know the things to consider when buying a motherboard.

Follow these steps carefully to edit the registry:

  1. Access the “Registry Editor” by typing “regedit” in the “Run” box.
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  2. Press “Yes” to allow the permissions.
  3. In the search bar, enter “Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER.”
    Search Code
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  4. Expand “Software” and go to “Microsoft.”
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  5. Then, select “Windows,” and go to “Current Version.” 
    Current Version
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  6. Finally, choose “Explorer.”
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  7. In the current window, right-click anywhere on the white screen and hit “New.
  8. Pick “DWORD (32-bit) Value.”
    DWord Value
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  9. Name this, “AltTabSettings.”

    Alt Tab
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  10. Now, right-click the newly created tab and change its value to “1.”
  11. Restart your computer to apply the changes.

Enable Windowed Mode

When we faced the issue while playing games on the computer, we switched the game display to “Windowed Mode” instead of “Full Screen.” Changing this particular setting eliminated the trouble.

Switch to the Windowed mode in your game with the following steps:

  1. Launch the game settings.
  2. Go to “Display” or a similar option.
  3. Set “Windowed” in the “Display Mode” option if the game allows it.

Enable Peek

You should ensure you have enabled Peek from the Control Panel when the computer keeps alt-tabbing for no reason.

Use these instructions to enable Peek on your computer:

  1. Launch the “Control Panel” on the “Desktop.”
    Control Panel
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  2. Click on “System And Security.”
  3. Go to “System.”
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  4. In the next window, notice an option, “Advanced System Settings,” on the right bar of the screen. Click on it.
    Advanced System Settings
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  5. Press the “Settings” button in the “Advanced” tab.
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  6. Put a tick beside the box “Enable Peek.”
    Enable Peek
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Disable Startup Programs

Disabling service and startup programs reduce memory usage in the background to lessen the load on the computer’s RAM. Doing so improves the computer’s performance and prevents errors.

Here is how you can disable the programs and services from System Configuration:

  1. Execute “msconfig” in the “Run” bar.
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  2. On the “Services” tab, hit “Disable All.”
  3. Next, “Apply” the settings.
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  4. Go to the “Startup” tab and “Open Task Manager.”
    Task Manager
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  5. “Disable” all the services on the “Startup” tab individually.
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Final Words

These are all the solutions to answer the question, “Why does my computer randomly tabs out.” If your issue is not resolved, take your computer to a technician since the graphics card or other components may have a technical fault.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Does My Computer Randomly Tabs Out?

It could be due to faulty hardware, outdated or corrupt drivers,  and bugs or viruses.

How Do I Fix The Issue?

Update the drivers, disable background services, and update the Windows to eliminate the problem.

What Should I Do If These Fixes Do Not Work?

There may be a technical fault with your PC, such as a faulty graphics card. Take it to a technician to diagnose the cause.

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