Why does HELP keep opening in the background?

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I recently (as in: yesterday) started using TCMD.exe and got annoyed by fact that HELP keeps opening in the background.

The cause of this is that your prompt isn't really the foreground application. "Somewhere" is a TCC.exe session running. This session is hidden. TCMD is basically a proxy for that program: screen output from TCC.exe gets displayed in TCMD.exe and input in TCMD.exe will be passed along to TCC.exe.

And because TCC.exe is in the background, Help will also be opened in the background.

Luckily there is a fix for that:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
Import this reg-file, log off, log in and from now on Help will start in the foreground.

N.B. : , This will affect all Windows applications.
In my opinion: a big improvement. This should be Windows' default setting ....