Windows 8.1 Program switches to desktop

  • skiwi

    I've got some weird issue happening since I installed Windows 8.1 when it officially came out.

    Every day, approximately within 10 minutes after boot of the system, the program (in all cases so far Mozilla Firefox) will switch by itself from window-filled mode to the desktop, so all I see is the desktop.

    Then when I click on the icon again in the taskbar, it pops up again, but now snapped to the left (WIN key + Left key). Then I restore it again to window-filled mode.

    I have absolutely no clue what is happening.

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  • Lorenzo Von Matterhorn

    I discovered the same problem. I found a way to re-enable the gestures. To do this, go to mouse pointer settings and navigate to the touchpad section. Under advanced settings you can enable them again.

    "drei finger" means 3 fingers. "Wischen" means "to hit" in this case, "tap".

  • wellingtonrs

    I had the same problem after update for Windows 8.1, I have one Samsung Notebook. To solve this problem I looked for directory of touchpad software and had two executables, I changed ETDSimpleUI_Win8.exe file for one copy of file ETDSimpleUI.exe. I hope that helps.

  • user281481

    I used Samsung Series 9 laptop and after windows 8.1 upgrade, multi-touch gestures was all gone. dirty simple trick to fix this is to run in compatibility mode (windows 8) all the application files in your trackpad application folder.

    Worked well for me.

  • Gaurav Joseph

    Hey Guys I think I figured it out what you need to do is go to Local Disk C:\Program Files\Elantech once you're there will be a bunch of files and avi video files next try and find ETDSimpleUI there is also a ETDSimpleUI_Win8 do not click on the windows 8 one click on the ETDSimpleUI once you double click on that a menu should pop up and there will be a box for three finger gestures click on that and you'll have your three finger gestures back. It worked on my series 5 ultra touch.

  • Matthew Williams
    1. Right Click the Start Button
    2. Properties
    3. Programs and Features
    5. Right click and select Repair

    You will be asked to restart your computer. This should fix it.