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Author Topic: IDEA: Auto Focus Grabber  (Read 3387 times)

Deozaan

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IDEA: Auto Focus Grabber
« on: January 29, 2009, 11:55:24 PM »
My brother was just telling me one of those "You know what would be so cool?" ideas, and I thought that what he told me was perfect for a coding snack, so here goes.

He would like a utility that automatically gives focus to any window that the mouse is on top of. So in other words, whenever the mouse moves across the screen from one application to another, any application that is directly under the mouse should get focus.


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Re: IDEA: Auto Focus Grabber
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 12:26:08 AM »
you mean like x-mouse? can be do with TweakUI.

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Re: IDEA: Auto Focus Grabber
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 01:21:25 AM »
Powerpro can do that as well.

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Re: IDEA: Auto Focus Grabber
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 04:04:27 PM »
Thanks lanux and kartal. I'll give him this info and see what he thinks.


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Re: IDEA: Auto Focus Grabber
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 09:23:21 PM »
also check out this cool AHK script which expands the idea even more.

Quote from: thread
* hover over taskbar button to activate window
* hover to select (or exit) from a window-group menu (for Windows' "Group similar taskbar buttons" feature)
* hover over start button to open start menu
* minimize or maximize by hovering over the min/max buttons
* activate any window by hovering (except the taskbar)

Auto-raise / mouse hover

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Re: IDEA: Auto Focus Grabber
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2009, 09:57:46 AM »
If you are using Vista, Microsoft did it for you.  Check out the Make the mouse easier to use in the Ease of Access Centre -  bottom option is 'Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse'

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Re: IDEA: Auto Focus Grabber
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2009, 10:01:54 AM »
this comes from the linux world, my experience is that it is great until you have many windows open and want to 'park' your cursor so you can type in a textfield and suddenly another window gets the text :D