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Old November 14th 17, 02:53 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Mayayana
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Sort of a followup to my earlier post, but with a
different issue. I got a new SSD for the Asus I
asked about earlier. Windows installed without
problem, although it refused to allow MBR partitions
on a UEFI machine. Not a big deal, but I would
have liked to have stayed with the old system for
better compatibility.

The install found the Product key, which I copied
using Produkey, just in case it's needed later. But
the BIOS-embedded key seems to work fine, as
Paul predicted.

Now there's just one issue. I'm not sure if it's
Windows or a hardware glitch, but I seem to be
getting a focus-follows-mouse behavior. Selections
change with hover. Lingering over an item for a few
seconds becomes an involuntary click. I don't see
any related options in the mouse settings applet.
Is there another place where that might be
controlled? Or is it maybe a funky mousepad?
(This is a laptop and my experience with those is
very limited, so I don't know whether such
malfunctions are common.)

Also, thanks to those who suggested Classic Shell.
That saved me so much trouble. An effortless
Metro-killer. I then removed the "Windows Store"
from the taskbar and seem to be functionally free
of Metro.


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Old November 14th 17, 08:41 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Paul[_32_]
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Mayayana wrote:
Sort of a followup to my earlier post, but with a
different issue. I got a new SSD for the Asus I
asked about earlier. Windows installed without
problem, although it refused to allow MBR partitions
on a UEFI machine. Not a big deal, but I would
have liked to have stayed with the old system for
better compatibility.

The install found the Product key, which I copied
using Produkey, just in case it's needed later. But
the BIOS-embedded key seems to work fine, as
Paul predicted.

Now there's just one issue. I'm not sure if it's
Windows or a hardware glitch, but I seem to be
getting a focus-follows-mouse behavior. Selections
change with hover. Lingering over an item for a few
seconds becomes an involuntary click. I don't see
any related options in the mouse settings applet.
Is there another place where that might be
controlled? Or is it maybe a funky mousepad?
(This is a laptop and my experience with those is
very limited, so I don't know whether such
malfunctions are common.)

Also, thanks to those who suggested Classic Shell.
That saved me so much trouble. An effortless
Metro-killer. I then removed the "Windows Store"
from the taskbar and seem to be functionally free
of Metro.


It says here the "focus follows mouse" is an Ease Of Access
tick box.

https://winaero.com/blog/turn-on-xmo...and-windows-7/

https://winaero.com/blog/wp-content/.../01/Xmouse.png

Paul

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Old November 15th 17, 01:24 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Mayayana
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"Paul" wrote

| It says here the "focus follows mouse" is an Ease Of Access
| tick box.
|
|
https://winaero.com/blog/turn-on-xmo...and-windows-7/
|

Thanks. That must e what used to be called accessibility.
I hadn't thought of that as an accessibility function.


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Old November 15th 17, 04:10 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Mayayana
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"Paul" wrote

| It says here the "focus follows mouse" is an Ease Of Access
| tick box.
|
Well, it was a good guess, but it doesn't seem
to work. Reading online it looks like this may be a bug.
One place suggests adjusting ActiveWndTrkTimeout
in the Registry. I did that, setting it to 20 seconds.
No luck. In any case, I should need to adjust the
time it takes for mouse to grab focus if I haven't
enabled that functionality in the first place.
Maybe I have a faulty mouse pad, but it seems to be
a Windows problem. I have to be careful to stop the
mouse only on neutral areas. Otherwise I'm likely
to inadvertently click a button, open a file, or
change a setting.


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Old November 15th 17, 08:25 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Paul[_32_]
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Mayayana wrote:
"Paul" wrote

| It says here the "focus follows mouse" is an Ease Of Access
| tick box.
|
Well, it was a good guess, but it doesn't seem
to work. Reading online it looks like this may be a bug.
One place suggests adjusting ActiveWndTrkTimeout
in the Registry. I did that, setting it to 20 seconds.
No luck. In any case, I should need to adjust the
time it takes for mouse to grab focus if I haven't
enabled that functionality in the first place.
Maybe I have a faulty mouse pad, but it seems to be
a Windows problem. I have to be careful to stop the
mouse only on neutral areas. Otherwise I'm likely
to inadvertently click a button, open a file, or
change a setting.



According to this, there are two behaviors possible.
The GUI X-Mouse option, brings the window to the front.
But attacking it from the Registry, allows a window
to stay behind, yet accept keyboard input. So it's
got the focus, but without being raised. That's the
registry stuff in Option Three.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...ve-enable.html

I don't know what else to do to fix this, as I can't
imagine fiddling with mice, deleting a mouse and having
it re-discovered, would make any difference. It's not
likely to be a per-device setting, and instead just
works off general HID input (any mouse). Since all
plugged-in mice drive the cursor position at the
same time, installing a new mouse should not disturb
the setting.

Since the Registry area they're working in is HKCU

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ActiveWndTrackTimeout"=dword:00000096
"UserPreferencesMask"=hex:9f,3e,07,80,12,00,00 ,00

you could also try changing accounts and see if the
annoying behavior is gone. It should be a per-profile
behavior, at a guess.

Paul
 




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