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Windows 7: Mouse Hover Makes Window Active - Enable

19 Dec 2009   #40
studioCJF

XP and Win7
 
 

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I just tried it in Windows 7 Pro. I needed to set the DWORD to "ActiveWndTrkTimeout" to get that to work. I changed the DWORD back to "ActiveWndTrackTimeout" and the delay didn't occur. I checked by clicking on the uparrow thingy in the systray to see more info. Also, I can now see a small (but noticeable delay when hovering over another window.
erple2

Did you change the DWORD name when you did this? I concur that "ActiveWndTrkTimeout" is the entry that controls this delay setting... But what I'm still trying to confirm is... do we need both DWORD entries?

Thanks for your input


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19 Dec 2009   #41
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by studioCJF View Post
? I concur that "ActiveWndTrkTimeout" is the entry that controls this delay setting... But what I'm still trying to confirm is... do we need both DWORD entries?
I have ActiveWndTrkTimeout at (150) and
ActiveWndTrackTimeout at (0) and it works for me.
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20 Dec 2009   #42
erple2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by studioCJF View Post
Quote:
I just tried it in Windows 7 Pro. I needed to set the DWORD to "ActiveWndTrkTimeout" to get that to work. I changed the DWORD back to "ActiveWndTrackTimeout" and the delay didn't occur. I checked by clicking on the uparrow thingy in the systray to see more info. Also, I can now see a small (but noticeable delay when hovering over another window.
erple2

Did you change the DWORD name when you did this? I concur that "ActiveWndTrkTimeout" is the entry that controls this delay setting... But what I'm still trying to confirm is... do we need both DWORD entries?

Thanks for your input
I'm not sure I understand your question, but here is what I did:
  1. Change the DWORD named "UserPreferencesMask" to "9f 3e 07 80 12 00 00 00" (the 9e changed to 9f)
  2. add a DWORD called "ActiveWndTrackTimeout", with value 150 (decimal)
Result? While focus follows mouse works, there is no delay. If I change the DWORD's name in 2 above to "ActiveWndTrkTimeout", then the delay works. I do not have a DWORD named "ActiveWndTrackTimeout" anymore. Does that answer the question?
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21 Dec 2009   #43
studioCJF

XP and Win7
 
 

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If I change the DWORD's name in 2 above to "ActiveWndTrkTimeout", then the delay works. I do not have a DWORD named "ActiveWndTrackTimeout" anymore. Does that answer the question?
erple2...
Yes I believe it does. I am now assuming we can delete the "ActiveWndTrackTimeout" DWORD if we have both that and the "ActiveWndTrkTimeout" DWORD

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After I re-read the original post and also googled this setting a bit I found out that the reg file you provided has a typo. Your key uses the word "Track" and it should be the letters "Trk"
(note bold text in keys below)

Your Key: "ActiveWndTrackTimeout"=dword:00000096
Correct Key: "ActiveWndTrkTimeout"=dword:00000096
So therefore I believe that the "ActiveWndTrackTimeout" DWORD was added to the registry when I merged the linked *.reg files provided by John Galt in the green information box included in the original post that has the "Track" typo

John Galt...
I just checked those files you have linked in the first post and they still have the the "ActiveWndTrackTimeout" DWORD typo... you may want to update those with the correct "ActiveWndTrkTimeout" DWORD
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17 Jan 2010   #44
Mystiqz

Windows 7
 
 

does anyone know of any software or registry settings to get the active window to not come to the foreground but still stay active so I can scroll or type? Tweak UI does this for winxp. Is there anything equivalent like that for WIndows 7? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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22 Feb 2010   #45
fatedquest

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mystiqz View Post
does anyone know of any software or registry settings to get the active window to not come to the foreground but still stay active so I can scroll or type? Tweak UI does this for winxp. Is there anything equivalent like that for WIndows 7? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Yeah, this is more practical. The setting in the control panel bring the window the the foreground, which is annoying and useless.
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23 Feb 2010   #46
erple2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fatedquest View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mystiqz View Post
does anyone know of any software or registry settings to get the active window to not come to the foreground but still stay active so I can scroll or type? Tweak UI does this for winxp. Is there anything equivalent like that for WIndows 7? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Yeah, this is more practical. The setting in the control panel bring the window the the foreground, which is annoying and useless.
Option 3 of the first page tells you how to do this. Don't use or set Option 1, and you should be good to go. The delay is set so that some behavior works fine. I had an issue with selecting the "additional hidden" icons on the systray (ie, I could click on the up arrow to show the hidden items in the systray, but as soon as I started to move the mouse to one of the hidden items, the mini-window that shows the hidden items disappeared). Setting the delay to "150" (milliseconds) seemed to solve the problem for me, plus had a minimal impact on the normal behavior on the "focus follows mouse" behavior. BTW, the active window does NOT have to be the top window if you go with Option 3.
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24 Feb 2010   #47
Mystiqz

Windows 7
 
 

thanks..option 3 is exactly what i was looking for
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25 Feb 2010   #48
fatedquest

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by erple2 View Post
Option 3 of the first page tells you how to do this. Don't use or set Option 1, and you should be good to go. The delay is set so that some behavior works fine. I had an issue with selecting the "additional hidden" icons on the systray (ie, I could click on the up arrow to show the hidden items in the systray, but as soon as I started to move the mouse to one of the hidden items, the mini-window that shows the hidden items disappeared). Setting the delay to "150" (milliseconds) seemed to solve the problem for me, plus had a minimal impact on the normal behavior on the "focus follows mouse" behavior. BTW, the active window does NOT have to be the top window if you go with Option 3.
Thanks. Exactly what I want it to do now.
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08 Mar 2010   #49
thenewguy

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Just as a followup, my fresh install of Win 7 Pro x64 already had a key of ActiveWndTrackTimeout. Changing that value did nothing. I had to add a new key of ActiveWndTrkTimeout and set that one.
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