Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse RRS feed

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  • Does anyone know how to disable this via Group Policy?  I know how to change this in the Ease of Access Center but trying to figure out a way to set this either via GP or a registry key.  On another discussion board, someone recommend the following but this doesn't seem to be working. 

    Step #1:
    Open regedit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
    Edit UserPreferenceMask value to be 9F 3E 07 80 12 00 00 00
    [You should only have to modify the first pair]
    NOTE: Default value is 98 12 07 80 12 00 00 00.

    Step #2:
    Also in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
    Edit ActiveWndTrkTimeout, change 'Base' to Decimal and put in 150 as the 'Value Data'
    NOTE: Default value is 500.

    [this value is time in milliseconds that it takes for the focus to change.
    to avoid some issues with the taskbar I recommended using a value like 150 or so,
    but if you'd like to have a different delay before the window loses focus, set it to whatever you like.]

    Step #3:
    Log off and log back in

    Thursday, May 16, 2013 6:36 PM


  • Hi,

    This option is disabled by default. If the registry key was modified, you can download the registry key here to restore the default values.

    Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Tracy Cai
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, May 20, 2013 3:29 AM