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Windows 7: If mouse strays off current window, window behind grabs focus

18 Aug 2018   #1
nanrector

Win 7
 
 
If mouse strays off current window, window behind grabs focus

Hello!

My title pretty much sums up my issue. It does not matter what the window is, can be a program, windows explorer, command prompt... anything. If my cursor strays off of that window even for a second, it shoots to the back and whatever is behind it pops forward.

It started doing that a few weeks back... and I'm not sure what I may have done that caused it. I did do the regedit thing where you set the ForgroundLockTimeout to 0. Didn't work.

Any ideas would be much appreciated!

Nancy

Windows 7 Pro. 64 bit
Dell XPS 8700 X8700-3312BLK Desktop
Intel Core i7-4790 3.60 GHz
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz - 4 DIMMs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
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18 Aug 2018   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Nancy,

You may have "Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse" turned on by mistake.

If this is the case, you can double check and turn this off using an option in the tutorial below.

Mouse Hover Makes Window Active - Enable
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19 Aug 2018   #3
nanrector

Win 7
 
 

That was it. Thank you SO much Brink!
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19 Aug 2018   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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