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Windows 7: How to keep new window ... there


21 Nov 2012   #1

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
How to keep new window ... there

I have a lil' problem. If, for example I am working in a Firefox tab, and click the Windows calculator, it won't stay there. If I move the cursor outside the new window (calculator) it disappears behind the browser. I used to be able to open a new window and not lose it.

What setting did I change?

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20 May 2013   #2

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Been a while since I posted this but the problem persists. Any help?
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20 May 2013   #3

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Is it only Firefox this happens with?

I can't reproduce it. The Firefox window (or any other window) only comes to the foreground when I click on it.

Sounds like it has something to do with your mouse settings, like Snap to being active.

Edit: Make and model of computer, wired or wireless mouse?
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20 May 2013   #4

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Happens in any application. No mouse just a touchpad. I had My Computer open, tried to type into Notebook, same thing. Dell 14z, 5432, latest update of Win 7
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21 May 2013   #5

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Did you check mouse settings?
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21 May 2013   #6

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

No. I will try to find them but once I do, what am I looking for?
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21 May 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

There is a setting related to window focus with the mouse pointer.

I'm using Linux Mint at the moment, so I can't tell you the exact wording or provide a screenshot.
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21 May 2013   #8

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Start, Control Panel, Mouse. Then just look at the different tabs. See if Snap To is set or something about Windows focus as as lehnerus2000 mentioned.
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22 May 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Mouse - Window Focus

D'oh!

The setting about window focus is in the "Ease of Access Center" section.

Option 1
  • Open the Start Menu
  • Type mouse into the Start Menu search box
  • Choose "Change how your mouse works"

Option 2
Go via the Control Panel
Click picture for animation
How to keep new window ... there-mouse-window-focus.gif
Also look at these links:
Mouse Hover Makes Window Active - Enable
Windows 7 and Vista mouse focus on window without raising the window | Jan-Olof Lindqvist


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22 May 2013   #10

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Sorry. I was looking on my iPad for the setting. I do know Windows. I know I look stupid (as I slink away in embarrassment)


*sigh*. 5 years ago I suffered a brain illness and lost most memory. I still can't retain any memory. I end up looking stupid. I'm not. I used to run a quarter-million a year business by myself with websites, beginning in 1996. All based on an idea...
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