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

21 Nov 2012   #1
PinkiPad

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
PinkiPad

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
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro 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
PinkiPad

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
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Did you check mouse settings?
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21 May 2013   #6
PinkiPad

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
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.2 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM
 
 

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
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro 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
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.2 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM
 
 
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
-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
PinkiPad

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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