Acrobat Repeated Steals Focus When Combining Files
When combining multiple single-page PDFs into one large PDF, Acrobat steals window focus every few seconds. Acrobat is repeatedly seizing window focus and popping back on top of the other windows.
I would like to continue work while Acrobat works, but I can't. Instead, acrobat grabs the mouse and keyboard back every few seconds. This renders my computer completely unusable while Acrobat is running.
To replicate this bug:
- Select 50 PDF files.
- Right-click and choose "Combine in Acrobat"
- Inside Acrobat, click "Combine".
- Return to work.
While you are trying to work, Acrobat will continue to steal focus and push it's window on top of anything else you try to work on. You can't even use an internet browser or answer email.
It doesn't just happen with PDFs either - I'm creating an archive of TIFFs, and it does it there as well.
As Acrobat combines each image it grabs the focus, and for a large number of pages this takes the computer out of service for a very long time.
It is a critical bug that, from reading other online reports, seems to have been around for many years.