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Windows 7: Mouse Hover Makes Window Active - Enable

08 May 2009   #20
Dixon Butz

Win7 Win 10, Win 8.1

TXMouse causes random programs to crash when closing TXMouse.

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22 Jun 2009   #21

Windows 7

Hi, I like what you're working on and I wonder if you might be able to help out with an annoying quirk I can't find a solution for.

I have set the Taskbar to 'always combine', which gives me the preview thumbnails for applications when you hover over them, but you still have to click on them to switch to the window you want, like this-

Is there any way to set the Taskbar up so that when you move your mouse over the thumbnail, after a set period of time the focus just selects that window? It'd save me the extra click

Thanks in advance, gents!

Guy Crawford
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12 Nov 2009   #22

Windows 7

Not sure if this is what you were looking for crawford but it might help.
Mouse Hovering to Activate a Window - Vista Forums

One thing I noticed is with RDP A LOT of the features won't work. This is super annoying. Anyway to get around this?
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25 Nov 2009   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gabeforprez View Post
yes, i noticed that as well with the right-click menu on the pinned programs on the taskbar.

If you set ActiveWndTrkTimeout to decimal 150 or so, it sets a delay that allows enough time to reach past that little gap.
Yeah I tried a whole heap of different values but it didn't make a difference.
I'm having the same issue. Also happens with other programs that open a popup window or have a detached context menu.
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27 Nov 2009   #24

Seven 64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Here you go, they are both in Reg files. By the way I really like option 3, it now works just how I always thought it should, good job.

Attachment 10005

Attachment 10006
Don't use these. The two contain also a bunch of crappy settings.

If it's too late for you, nothing biggie but sure it's messy.

Sir I don't thank you for that. You made me rage a little. And you're called a "Guru"...
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27 Nov 2009   #25


Um, care to qualify that statement?

NM, I see what you mean now. Grimmy exported the entire key instead of just that one setting.

I'll fix it in a second.
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27 Nov 2009   #26

Seven 64

Step #1:
Open regedit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
Edit UserPreferenceMask value to be 9F 3E 07 80 12 00 00 00
Step #2:
Also in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
Edit ActiveWndTrkTimeout, change 'Base' to Decimal and put in 150 as the 'Value Data'
Anyone have the default value ?

Cause it wasn't exactly that for me :
The 3e wasn't a 3e.
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27 Nov 2009   #27


OK, Mr. Grim's post has been fixed. The new reg codes, that I uplodaded, only change those two keys as referenced by gabeforprez - everything else will not be changed as it exists on your system.
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27 Nov 2009   #28

Seven 64

Thank you.
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27 Nov 2009   #29


The issue I'm having is that when in Explorer, I can't use the scroll wheel when moving from the folder pane to the file pane without FIRST clicking somewhere in the file pane. Years ago I had a mouse driver that allows that and haven't seen that functionality for quite a while now. If anyone knows how to get the scroll wheel to work by placing the cursor within the pane (without having to click inside of that pane), please share how it's done. I miss that functionality!

FYI, the functionality I'm looking for in Explorer does work in Thunderbird. Clicking on a folder, I can hover over the emails list pane and begin scrolling that window with the wheel without having to click somewhere within it first.
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