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Author Topic: IDEA: KCOAW - keep cursor over active window  (Read 2866 times)

brotherS

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IDEA: KCOAW - keep cursor over active window
« on: March 07, 2006, 03:04:23 AM »
Hi,

since using skrommel's HideDesktop (http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=2259.0) I found that it has a problem with the way my W2k is set up. When a program closes its window automatically the previous active window gets its focus back - but the mouse cursor stays in its old place. When that happens to be over the desktop HideDesktop can't kick in...
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So I guess either HideDesktop needs a new option or I need a little script/tool to make the cursor always stay over the active window. Any ideas?


Side note: even if KCOAW is an acronym for WACO and the ├╝ber-psycho David Koresh it's meant to *solve* a problem, it isn't related to the Waco disaster which resulted from *trying* to solve a problem.
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Re: IDEA: KCOAW - keep cursor over active window
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2006, 02:03:29 PM »
 :tellme: I'm verry sorry, but I didn't understand "but the mouse cursor stays in its old place".

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Re: IDEA: KCOAW - keep cursor over active window
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2006, 04:18:39 PM »
I'm sorry, it's a bit hard to explain... let me try it with my 1337 gfx skills:

http://img428.imageshack.us/img428/8937/desktop13371zi.png
IDEA: KCOAW - keep cursor over active window


When I'm only in IRC (= green / the blue thing is the desktop), the mouse cursor will usually be above the IRC window too. When I open a message dialog (because I got a private message) it pops up (= red on the image) next to the IRC window, getting focus while the cursor automatically centers above it (this situation is being shown on that image). When I send an answer this automatically closes the message dialog, resulting in the IRC window getting back its focus but the mouse cursor won't be moved back over the IRC window, it stays where it's being shown on that image (hence "but the mouse cursor stays in its old place").

I hope I won't have to come up with more images...?  ;D

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Re: IDEA: KCOAW - keep cursor over active window
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2006, 11:25:47 PM »
That picture is awesome!

I get what you mean.