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How to toggle X-Mouse?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by HerbF@earthlink.net, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. HerbF@earthlink.net

    HerbF@earthlink.net Flightless Bird

    TweakUI has a great feature (for me)...X-mouse, where window activation
    follows the mouse. I'd like to make two shortcuts to toggle this feature
    without having to launch tweakUI every time. Does anyone know what I
    should do?

    Herb
     
  2. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    HerbF@earthlink.net wrote:

    > TweakUI has a great feature (for me)...X-mouse, where window activation
    > follows the mouse. I'd like to make two shortcuts to toggle this feature
    > without having to launch tweakUI every time. Does anyone know what I
    > should do?
    >
    > Herb


    It's probably a registry entry that gets changed by TweakUI. Use something
    like Epsilon Squared's InstallWatch (free) to monitor changes. Take a
    snapshot before the change, make the change, and analyze the changes. The
    changes are recorded so you can review them. Then check which registry item
    got modified. You can then create .reg files that specify the before and
    after values and then create shortcuts to those .reg files to make it easy
    to toggle between those settings. When creating the shortcut, use
    "regedit.exe /s <file>.reg". The /s parameter eliminates the security
    prompt alerting you to an attempted change to the registry. Of course, you
    might want to keep the prompt (remove the /s parameter) just in case you
    fat-finger the shortcut when you didn't mean to do so.
     
  3. HerbF@earthlink.net

    HerbF@earthlink.net Flightless Bird

    VanguardLH wrote:

    >HerbF@earthlink.net wrote:
    >
    >> TweakUI has a great feature (for me)...X-mouse, where window activation
    >> follows the mouse. I'd like to make two shortcuts to toggle this feature
    >> without having to launch tweakUI every time. Does anyone know what I
    >> should do?
    >>
    >> Herb

    >
    >It's probably a registry entry that gets changed by TweakUI. Use something
    >like Epsilon Squared's InstallWatch (free) to monitor changes. Take a
    >snapshot before the change, make the change, and analyze the changes. The
    >changes are recorded so you can review them. Then check which registry item
    >got modified. You can then create .reg files that specify the before and
    >after values and then create shortcuts to those .reg files to make it easy
    >to toggle between those settings. When creating the shortcut, use
    >"regedit.exe /s <file>.reg". The /s parameter eliminates the security
    >prompt alerting you to an attempted change to the registry. Of course, you
    >might want to keep the prompt (remove the /s parameter) just in case you
    >fat-finger the shortcut when you didn't mean to do so.


    I already know which registry keys are changed, but I don't know how to
    refresh the registry or the key values.

    H
     
  4. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    HerbF@earthlink.net wrote:

    > VanguardLH wrote:
    >
    >
    >>HerbF@earthlink.net wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>TweakUI has a great feature (for me)...X-mouse, where window activation
    >>>follows the mouse. I'd like to make two shortcuts to toggle this feature
    >>>without having to launch tweakUI every time. Does anyone know what I
    >>>should do?
    >>>
    >>>Herb

    >>
    >>It's probably a registry entry that gets changed by TweakUI. Use something
    >>like Epsilon Squared's InstallWatch (free) to monitor changes. Take a
    >>snapshot before the change, make the change, and analyze the changes. The
    >>changes are recorded so you can review them. Then check which registry item
    >>got modified. You can then create .reg files that specify the before and
    >>after values and then create shortcuts to those .reg files to make it easy
    >>to toggle between those settings. When creating the shortcut, use
    >>"regedit.exe /s <file>.reg". The /s parameter eliminates the security
    >>prompt alerting you to an attempted change to the registry. Of course, you
    >>might want to keep the prompt (remove the /s parameter) just in case you
    >>fat-finger the shortcut when you didn't mean to do so.

    >
    >
    > I already know which registry keys are changed, but I don't know how to
    > refresh the registry or the key values.
    >



    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...les&aq=0&aqi=g1&aql=&oq=writing+reg+&gs_rfai=
     
  5. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:2icus5l1b2cflq7u10edj5g6g5vq5i3jif@4ax.com,
    HerbF@earthlink.net <HerbF@earthlink.net> typed:
    > TweakUI has a great feature (for me)...X-mouse, where
    > window activation follows the mouse. I'd like to make two
    > shortcuts to toggle this feature without having to launch
    > tweakUI every time. Does anyone know what I should do?
    >
    > Herb


    I don't have time to look it up, but local group policy editor is what you
    want. Just set it up. I'm using it now.

    Maybe you can do what I did: Run twaekui, then go see which policies were
    done at that date/time. Note & record which & the settings while you're
    there.

    Twayne`
     

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