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I have multiple windows of chrome open, each with a couple tabs. Occasionally, when I am using one of the windows or using another app, chrome switches to one of the unused windows by itself. Sometimes it won't switch, but I can see that it tries to switch because the chrome icon in my windows task bar glows orange, like it does when it prompts me to do something. However, as far as I can tell there isn't anything for me to do on the page it opened up. At first, I thought it was doing it whenever google docs/sheets was saving, but then it started happened with other pages as well. 

Does anyone know why it is doing this or how to fix it? It is very annoying. 

I am running windows 10 and chrome is up to date (Version 76.0.3809.100 (Official Build) (64-bit))
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I'm seeing the same issue on a Mac as well, it started happening for me a couple weeks ago.  Basically it seems like Chrome keeps hijacking the "active window" and forcing switching back.  I have to click on the desired active window (not chrome) like 4 - 5 times to get it to stop and stay on the active window instead of chrome.
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Same with me, noticed it a while ago too, but it's started getting worse and more insistent over the last 2 weeks or so. I'm on OSX, so it's not Windows-specific.
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Had this once today, and experienced that several times before but not with a regularity that bothers me (hence why I tend to forget about the issue).
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Happening non-stop to me too. Started a few weeks ago. Tried deleting extensions to no avail.
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Chorme to active google
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