9 iunie 2012 20:59
I'm using windows xp and I'm looking for a feature that is available in almost all linux window managers, which is to be able to give focus to a window when the mouse hovers over it (without selecting it by clicking on it).
I know adding 1 to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\UserPreferencesMask almost does the trick, however I'm not pleased with the result: when the mouse hovers over a window, the task bar changes from the previous application to the one where the mouse is hovering over, and the previous application's border fade out, while the one over which the mouse is gets its borders bluer, including the top blue bar with the minimize, maximize and closing buttons. I find it very aggressive to my eyes (for example, if you move your mouse quickly from left to right, while having two applications on each side of the screen, you would see borders flashing everywhere. Try it you'll see, it's annoying and it gets your attention off of the window's content). Linux doesn't do that.
So in other words, I was wondering if it's possible to give a window focus without having the graphical/visual effects (that is, one the one hand, the task bar that gets darker on the currently focused window, and on the other hand, the border and the top bar that gets more blue when it's focused) associated with it.
10 iunie 2012 04:31Moderator
Tweak UI has an option for that.
Mouse > X-Mouse, and there you have settings to activate on hover (or even raise).
- Editat de Carey FrischMVP, Moderator 10 iunie 2012 04:33
10 iunie 2012 12:45
I might be wrong but I don't think this answers my question. If I check the first check box, I still get the same behavior, whereby hovering over (and hence giving focus to) a window has the side effect of changing the colors of the borders of that window.
In any case, unless I'm mistaken, this Tweak UI is not a service, it's just a GUI application that changes some registry keys, so whatever this application does, I should be able to do without it and more efficiently.