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Windows 7: Can i make a certain app always have input focus?

30 Dec 2014   #1
iknowjohnny

windows 7 professional
 
 
Can i make a certain app always have input focus?

In other words, no matter what else is open i want any keyboard stroke to go to this particular app, we'll call it app #1. So if i have app #1 open on 1/2 the screen and then click something on the desktop, then i hit a keyboard stroke, app#1 will react to the keystroke. Is this possible?


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30 Dec 2014   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iknowjohnny View Post
In other words, no matter what else is open i want any keyboard stroke to go to this particular app, we'll call it app #1. So if i have app #1 open on 1/2 the screen and then click something on the desktop, then i hit a keyboard stroke, app#1 will react to the keystroke. Is this possible?
No.

An application might manage to do this for itself but it would be a serious violation of good programming principles and STRONGLY discouraged. For a use to set that up, no way. That is contrary to the way Windows has been designed since the beginning.
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30 Dec 2014   #3
iknowjohnny

windows 7 professional
 
 

I found a mouse tweak that basically does it by giving focus when the mouse is over the app which is good enough to accomplish what i want.
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