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Windows 7: I need to prevent the focus window from coming to the top

18 Feb 2014   #1

windows 7 64bit
I need to prevent the focus window from coming to the top

(Windows 7)

I have an application that operates in two windows - one a graphic interface and another that takes command-line input. My focus policy is set to focus follows mouse because I need to switch back and forth between these windows. HOWEVER, I do NOT want the window with focus to automatically come to the top; I want the command line window to stay underneath, with a few lines visible while the graphics window fills most of the screen.

Is there any way to have the focus shift back and forth with the pointer (mouse) without having the window with focus pop up to the top?

I looked at a site for a Tweak UI but didn't see it mentioned. I could do this in XP but seemingly not in Windows 7.
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19 Feb 2014   #2

Win 7 Professional 64bit

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19 Feb 2014   #3


Maybe this little application Controls by Joel Purra may help?
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19 Feb 2014   #4

windows 7 64bit

Thanks to both of you. I ended up trying the interface provided by Joel Purra and it does just what I need. Thanks again and thanks to Joel.
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