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Change Mouse focus behaviour

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro

    Change Mouse focus behaviour


    Hi,
    I'm sorry if this is the wrong category, but I wasn't sure where to post this.

    I'm normally a Linux user and got used to the following bahaviour:
    I use some program(e.g. a text editor) and got another window open(e.g my browser) and then, when I move my mouse over the currentlx inactive window I can scroll in it without losing my focus on the active window meaning I can just scroll the webpage in my browser while still typing in my text editor.

    Is it possible to replicate this behaviour on windows, or do I have to deal with the fact that I have to click in a window to scroll it?

    Thanks in advance,
    kisa

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    From start screen, type: Mouse Works (select settings if it does not show) to access the screen as shown then put a check mark:
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro


    thanks, this is close to what I wanted, but not quite it since it actually takes the focus from my current window which means I lose the ability to type there. Also my mouse pointer jumps around the screen when I alt-tab(makes sense since the mouse pointer also brings windows in the foreground automatically)
    So to rephrase: Is it possible to scroll in inactive windows without focussing them?
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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Understood but this is as close as you can get.
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    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro


    damn, thank you then :)
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks this is exactly what I was looking for
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    From start screen, type: Mouse Works (select settings if it does not show) to access the screen as shown then put a check mark:
    Thank you! solved my problem immediately!

    Chris
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  9. #9

    A Weird Mouse problem- Hope you can help WIN 8.1


    I have a Dell Inspirion and when I click an item on the task bar like the volume button the window opens and as I move towards it to change the volume the instant the cursor hits the top of the task bar the volume window closes. The only way I can make it work is once the window is open if I touch it (have touch screen) it moves the pointer with in the volume box and I can then use the mouse to adjust the volume. Same thing happens on an excel file except if you go fast since this is a bigger icon, you can usually not lose the focus of the excel screen. Also the very first time this happened it was in outlook, started to type a name the contact opens in the screen, mouse over to it and it goes away. I have tried some Dell updates, Bios update and lots of Malware and root kit virus scanners which come up clean. I've searched and can't find a similar problem?
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