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I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and at some point today a new feature got enabled whereby on some occasions my mouse moves to newly opened windows by itself. I am now trying to disable that feature. I've searched in the mouse and assistive technologies system settings but couldn't find anything. I've also googled for it but all I get is noise.

Can someone assist please?

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I had the very same issue with my Ubuntu 10.04 system. I am not exactly sure, but I think it is a bug in one of the Compiz plugins.

I was able to solve this by disabling the Accessibility plugin "Enhanced Zoom Desktop" in the CompizConfig Settings Manager (System -> Preferences -> CompizConfig Settings Manager). If it is not installed on your system, then you have to manually install the compizconfig-settings-manager package.

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Maybe you just need to toggle the Focus and Raise Behaviour.

It can be found at System → Preferences → CompizConfig Settings Manager → General Options → Focus & Raise Behaviour.

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