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Focus fumble

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by HeyBub, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    On my system, when the mouse moves from one window to another, the system
    focus changes to the window on which the mouse is now resting. For example,
    if Notepad is started and the mouse cursor is moved out of the way,
    characters cannot be typed in the Notepad window.

    Where's the adjustment, please?

    I'm tired of trying to train the cursor to stay where it's put.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "HeyBub" <heybub@gmail.com> said this in news item
    news:u5sAS2UkKHA.1648@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > On my system, when the mouse moves from one window to another, the system
    > focus changes to the window on which the mouse is now resting. For
    > example, if Notepad is started and the mouse cursor is moved out of the
    > way, characters cannot be typed in the Notepad window.
    >
    > Where's the adjustment, please?
    >
    > I'm tired of trying to train the cursor to stay where it's put.
    >
    > Thanks.


    This sounds like a feature that is specific to your mouse that you might
    have turned on without realising what it was. When you log on under a
    different account, does it happen there too? If yes then it is user-specific
    and user-adjustable in the mouse properties.
     
  3. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > On my system, when the mouse moves from one window to another, the system
    > focus changes to the window on which the mouse is now resting. For example,
    > if Notepad is started and the mouse cursor is moved out of the way,
    > characters cannot be typed in the Notepad window.
    >
    > Where's the adjustment, please?
    >
    > I'm tired of trying to train the cursor to stay where it's put.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    >


    Sounds like you have enabled the so called X-Mouse modus.
    Disable it with TweakUI.

    Bernd
     
  4. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    Bernd wrote:
    > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >
    >> On my system, when the mouse moves from one window to another, the
    >> system focus changes to the window on which the mouse is now
    >> resting. For example, if Notepad is started and the mouse cursor is
    >> moved out of the way, characters cannot be typed in the Notepad
    >> window. Where's the adjustment, please?
    >>
    >> I'm tired of trying to train the cursor to stay where it's put.
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Sounds like you have enabled the so called X-Mouse modus.
    > Disable it with TweakUI.
    >


    Yep, that did it. Thanks ever so much.
     

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