Windows 10: Mouse hover creates havoc, opening windows

Discus and support Mouse hover creates havoc, opening windows in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm getting very weird behaviour suddenly. Although Setting > Devices... > 'Mouse Scroll inactive windows when I hover over them' is set to OFF, it's... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Terrypin, Oct 10, 2020.

  1. Terrypin Win User

    Mouse hover creates havoc, opening windows


    I'm getting very weird behaviour suddenly. Although Setting > Devices...
    > 'Mouse Scroll inactive windows when I hover over them' is set to OFF, it's as if it's permanently enabled to ON.

    Creates havoc. For example hovering over tabs in my Firefox or Waterfox browsers causes ALL to be rapidly displayed successively until cursor moved away. Many more examples.

    Anyone getting similar behaviour?

    This is Win 10 Pro Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.1110).

    Terry, UK

    :)
     
    Terrypin, Oct 10, 2020
    #1
  2. Nikhar_K Win User

    Items getting selected when hovering mouse over it

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand how frustrating it could be when the computer doesn’t work as it is supposed to.



    I would suggest you to check the settings mentioned below and see if that helps in making a difference:



    Disable Hover feature:



    You may want to disable the Hovering over feature for Mouse and check. Refer the steps mentioned below:



    1. Press Windows key + R, to open
      Run
      dialog box.
    2. Type control and click on
      OK
      .
    3. Select Large icons from the drop down for
      View by.
    4. Click on Ease of Access Center and click on
      Make the mouse easier to use.
    5. Clear the checkbox for Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse
      under Make it easier to manage windows.
    6. Click on OK.


    Disable ClickLock



    Sometimes if ClickLock is enabled any item gets highlighted through the Mouse. We can try disabling it and see if that helps. Refer the steps mentioned below:



    1. Press Widows + R, to open
      Run
      dialog box.
    2. Type main.cpl and click on
      OK
      .
    3. Clear the checkbox for Turn on ClickLock.
    4. Click on OK.


    Disable Single-click to open item



    We can also check if the Single-click to open an item is enabled. Refer the steps mentioned below:



    1. Press Widows + R, to open
      Run
      dialog box.
    2. Type control folders and click on
      OK.
    3. Make sure the option, Double-click to open an item is selected.
    4. Click on OK.


    You can customize the view of Outlook as per your requirement. For more information, see

    Create, change, or customize a view
    .



    Let us know the results, we will be glad to help you further.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Oct 10, 2020
    #2
  3. In Windows 10, is there a way to get rid of the blue semi-highlighting on files the mouse pointer is hovering over?

    Hi Bill,

    I suggest you to disable window by hovering over it with the mouse and check if it helps. To do so I suggest you to try the below given steps and check if it helps:

    • Press Windows key + X key and click on
      Control Panel.
    • Select or click Ease of Access.
    • Click or tap on Ease of Access Centre.
    • Click on Make the Mouse Easier to Use was uncheck
      Activate Window by hovering over it with the mouse.
    • Check if issue is resolved.

    Please get back to us with an update on this issue, we will be happy to assist you further.

    Thank you
     
    Karthicka_R, Oct 10, 2020
    #3
  4. Mithin_EJ Win User

    Mouse hover creates havoc, opening windows

    how to Stop hover of mouse to inactive sites

    Hi albertschmaedick,

    Thank you for posting your concern on Microsoft Community Forums.

    To get clarity of this issue and assist you with appropriate troubleshooting steps, could you please provide me some more information, so that I can assist you better.

    1. Does this happen when you’re accessing the website or it happens with all the Windows?
    2. Do you use Touchpad mouse or Regular mouse on your PC?

    However, I suggest you to follow the below steps, and check if that helps.



    1. Click on Windows key +
      R button and type Control panel
    2. Click on Ease of Access
    3. Then click on Activate Windows by hovering over it with the mouse
    4. Then click Apply and
      OK.
    We await your response.

    Regards,
     
    Mithin_EJ, Oct 10, 2020
    #4
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