Windows 10: Cursor Selecting Edge of Windows

Discus and support Cursor Selecting Edge of Windows in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; In the Win 10 that runs on my work PC, the cursor behavior to select the edge of a window in order to resize it with mouse is driving me nuts and I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by SecureBatman, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. Cursor Selecting Edge of Windows


    In the Win 10 that runs on my work PC, the cursor behavior to select the edge of a window in order to resize it with mouse is driving me nuts and I cannot figure out what setting to reconfigure to change the behavior.

    The expected behavior is that when moving mouse to edge of window and the cursor hovers over the edge of the window, the cursor changes to an up-down/left-right/diagonal arrow and clicking the mouse enables manual window resizing.

    The behavior that I observe is that the region where this behavior is enabled is now expanded beyond the edge of the window.. In other words, I can move the mouse so that the cursor is no longer over the active window, but instead over another window in the background, yet the cursor still associates with the active window and clicking activates the resize action.

    The reason this is driving me nuts is that when I move the cursor off of the active window to another window in the background and click, what I actually want to do is activate that background window. The new behavior makes this routine action very troublesome. It becomes particularly annoying when the active window is placed such that there is not much screen real estate between its edge and the edge of the screen.

    Is there a way to adjust settings so that this undesirable behavior is ended, i.e, the sensitivity of the cursor placement to the edge of active window is more sensitive, and therefore easier to select a background window when that is in fact where I place the cursor?

    Spent countless time browsing Settings options and searching forums for a solution but much less a solution I haven't found someone articulate the same problem statement.

    Appreciate help anyone can give.

    :)
     
    SecureBatman, Sep 10, 2020
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  2. Edge Search Does Not Permit Change of Region


    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
     
    hurricane51, Sep 10, 2020
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  3. John Fer Win User
    Windows 10 Fall Creators Update - Smart selection in Edge

    Thank you for the quick response. We suggest resetting your Microsoft edge. This will reset all your default app to its default settings including Microsoft Edge. To do that, follow the steps below:

    • Type in Settings in Cortana search box.
    • On the pop-up window, choose Apps.
    • Select Default apps on the left pane of the window.
    • Click on Reset located on the Default apps list.

    Let us know if you need additional assistance.
     
    John Fer, Sep 10, 2020
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  4. shuggans Win User

    Cursor Selecting Edge of Windows

    vb.net select text from active cursor point in different window

    hello all - working on a dictation application and looking for some guidance as far as selecting text from a cursor point in a window outside of the applications form. I'll clarify a bit: The application types at the current cursor point using sendkeys() as you speak.. and I'm trying to handle commands such as "select word" which should select the word to the right of the current cursor point. I know how to handle selecting text within an application, but am looking to be pointed in the right direction for information on selecting text from say microsoft word etc. but keep in mind the goal for the application is to be universal for use within any EMR, word processor, web browser etc.

    Thanks for any assistance!

    shuggans
     
    shuggans, Sep 10, 2020
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