Active window changes after you close an authentication dialog box in Internet Explorer 10 or Internet Explorer 11

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You run Windows Internet Explorer 10 or Internet Explorer 11 on one of the following operating systems:

    • Windows 8.1

    • Windows Server 2012 R2

    • Windows 8

    • Windows Server 2012

    • Windows 7

  • You have several other windows opened on the computer.

  • You go to a webpage that requires authentication in Internet Explorer 10 or Internet Explorer 11.

  • You close the authentication dialog box.

In this scenario, a different window becomes the active window.

NoteĀ The expected behavior is that theĀ Internet Explorer window is the active window after you close the authentication dialog box.

Resolution

Update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to Microsoft Update.

For technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft website:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspxNote This update was first included in security update 2898785.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2898785 MS13-097: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: December 10, 2013

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

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