Mouse automatically brings background window to front.

  • hyawatha15
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I just formatted my hdd so that I could switch from Vista x64 Ultimate to Xp x64 and I'm haveing a weird mouse problem. If I were to have two or more windows open and I were to move my mouse to each window, which ever window my mouse would land on would come to the front. Its very anoying because if there is a pop up in the middle of the screen, I cant go to it until i minimize all other windows.

Anyone have any idea why this would happen? It started from the beginning of the XP install.
  • Don2007
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Is that on a laptop? First check the mouse properties in the control panel. See if there is a hover option enabled. If so, disable it.

If you can't find the answer right away, use alt tab to switch windows. Hold the alt key down and tap on the tab key until you see the window that you want. Release the alt key and the window will be in view.
  • joebert
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Post 3+ Months Ago

If you've got XP Powertoys installed look in the settings for it. I used to use a feature of XPPT that does exactly what you describe.

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