Windows 10: Focus follows mouse

Discus and support Focus follows mouse in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Like many old-timers, I find having focus follows mouse (x-mouse) a much more productive way to work than having to click in a window to give it focus.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by gulliversmith, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Focus follows mouse


    Like many old-timers, I find having focus follows mouse (x-mouse) a much more productive way to work than having to click in a window to give it focus. A huge advantage is to have information in a foreground window and be able to move the mouse into a partially obscured window and type using the foreground window as a reference.

    However, more and more applications and operating systems, Windows being a big culprit, make windows disappear when the mouse leaves them. This is horrible. I can't click on something in the task bar and move the mouse to click in the menu because the menu disappears. I can't open an about window, then move to another window and type say the version number, because the about window has disappeared.

    This is a plea to Microsoft - please make everything usable for the sizeable minority who prefers x-mouse!

    Transparent titlebars are a problem too, since the only way of raising a window is to click in the title bar (or border), (except for the other class of horrible applications that auto-raise when the but first you need to find it.

    :)
     
    gulliversmith, Mar 4, 2016
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  2. qophyn Win User

    Can't turn off window tracking

    Anniversary update broke this hack, delay no longer works and it is really frustrating to use my computer now.

    MS-Windows focus-follows-mouse Registry hacks

    I've reverted most of the settings(not the hexidecimal one, I don't remember the original value), turned it off in accessibility, and focus still follows my mouse.
     
    qophyn, Mar 4, 2016
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  3. Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook], Mar 4, 2016
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