Gazette reader Jamie T. from the UK writes:
When I hover my mouse pointer over a window, it automatically brings that window to the front. I don’t understand why this happening all of a sudden. I can’t seem to find any settings in the Control Panel where I can stop the mouse from stealing focus. Can you help?
The mouse focus setting may be the result of a program you recently installed. At any rate, you can adjust mouse focus (enable or disable) it with a freeware Microsoft utility called TweakUI (a part of the PowerToys collection). A download link will follow at the end of the article.
Once TweakUI is installed to your system, initiate it. Assuming you’re running Windows XP, click Start / Programs / PowerToys for Windows XP / TweakUI to launch the program.
There are two options in TweakUI you can change to adjust the mouse focus…
[Continue reading Set Mouse Focus (bring Window to foreground)]
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