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Is there a way to give focus to Chrome search result?

It is well known that one can use Ctrl+F to find textual content in the webpage, but after I found what I need, is there a way to give focus to the search result, so that if the result is a link or a ...
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Windows 7 Unable to Focus

I've been trying to dig around to see if I can find this issue to no avail. Doing anything in windows 7 to get the focus of a window besides clicking on the window or using Windows+Tab has no effect. ...
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Linux autostart application focus

Is it possible to have an application run by a autostart file like .config/autostart/app.desktop attain focus on start up? Window manager used is OpenBox, but it seems most window managers don't ...
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Chrome browser kiosk mode initial focus on Linux

If I run Chrome with the --kiosk flag from some startup file (eg. .config/autostart/chrome.desktop) on Linux / Openbox, it doesn't attain focus on startup. Wich is o.k. for mouse or touch controlled ...
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Firefox, how to focus on tab content when focus is on search/addressbar?

I'm very key-board savy, as such I like to do most things with the keyboard. I often use Ctrl+l or Ctrl+k to focus on address bar/ search bar. But then sometimes I want to switch back and focus on ...
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How to keep a new Firefox window (created in Linux FF with a mouse command) from stealing input focus?

I'm having trouble with new Linux Firefox windows (not tabs) stealing input focus. Basically: Put your Firefox window somewhere other than where new windows tend to open. In Firefox, press ...
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Can't click application with Powershell

I am trying to automate clicks on a software for which I do not have the source ... So I do not have a choice. When I execute my code, the mouse moves well, but the clicks do not perform on my ...
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How to add a delay for mouse focus in Linux Mint with Cinnamon

I've seen a lot of answer about how to ACTIVATE the mouse focus but I cannot find anywhere a way to add a slight delay. I don't want to have the window getting active as soon as the cursor touches it ...
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focus to newly opened terminal

I am using gnome-shell 3.14 on archlinux 3.17.3-1. I have a keyboard shortcut (ctrl+alt+T) to open an xfce4-terminal. My issue is that when I triger this shortcut the focus is not set the the newly ...
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When starting an application (Chrome) in Windows 7/8 it is not always in focus

The last half year (or more?) I have experienced that when I launch an application, it is not always in focus/active. For example I start Chrome several hundred times per day and maybe 30% of the time ...
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Flash eats focus and standard Firefox's hotkeys does not work. How to fix it? I press Ctrl+T but nothing happens

I want to use standard browser hotkeys even when focus is inside adobe flash. How I can get it? I want e.g. Ctrl+T, Ctrl+W, Ctrl+R, Ctrl+N, Ctrl+L, Ctrl+F6, F11 ... I need cross-platform solution, ...
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Edit current cell via keyboard?

In Excel for Macintosh 2011, when the cursor is in a particular cell of a spreadsheet and you wish for the focus to move to the edit line for that cell where the formula is displayed, is there a ...
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Auto focus on control panel's search box

I am not sure if this applies to Windows in general or just Windows 7. On my old Windows 7 computer, whenever I would open the Control Panel the search box would be in focus. On my new Windows 7 ...
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Execute command when urxvt gains/loses focus

I would like to notify programs running in urxvt whenever they (meaning the urxvt window they are running in) gained or lost focus. Is this possible? If there is a standard solution for this, I'm ...
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How do I tell which app stole my focus in OS X?

The active window on my machine occasionally loses focus. The active app remains the same -- if I was in Chrome before, I'm still in Chrome now -- but the active window is no longer active. No window ...
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Mac OS X open context under focus not cursor

I am really used to the Shift+F10 shortcut from Windows. For example I got folder selected by arrow keys in Explorer, then I press Shift+F10 and can do some stuff without touching the mouse. Under ...
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Active window (program) unexpectedly looses focus in Windows 7

Something is shifting (stealing) focus from my active window (active program) in my Windows, as I'm currently using it. I have the same problem as described in this question, with a few exceptions: ...
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Sublime Text 2: leave goto windows on focus lost

How to set it not to close goto window: For example, I open it to install package, then Alt+Tab to browser. When I choose what to install and go back to Sublime - there is no more goto window so I ...
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word 2007 set focus to text box

I have a letterhead which has two "panes". The top pane is the header and has a lower rounded rectangle surrounding the text. Below that I want a similar pane with rounded corners into which I am able ...
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How can I stop Windows Taskbar from hiding a focused application when I click the app's taskbar item? [duplicate]

Currently, on Windows, if you click an app in the taskbar, it is brought to the front of the desktop. However, if the app is already at the front it is sent to the back of the desktop, i.e. hidden ...
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Close the Find/Replace dialog in Notepad++ with a keyboard shortcut?

When I do a find (not a find all, which closes the dialog) or replace in Notepad++, the focus will remain on the find/replace dialog. If I want to focus on the main window with the text in it, I ...
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How to make the scroll wheel to affect always what's under the mouse pointer? [duplicate]

It happens to me so many times that I roll the scroll wheel over some scrollable element, but the thing DOES NOT SCROLL. What's worse, something else on another part of the screen may scroll. I know ...
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Windows scroll without focus

So I have a windows 8 laptop at home, and a windows 7 laptop at work. Both have synaptics touchpads. The problem is that on the work laptop, I can scroll any window regardless of which one is ...
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On demand keyboard focus indicator for all monitors?

Is there a way in Windows to indicate on all displays which window|process has the keyboard focus, only on demand by a keyboard shortcut? (For example with a bigger and centered visual indicator (per ...
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Bring OSX terminal to front after command finishes

I'm looking for a way for the terminal to get my attention after a command finishes. Something like this: $ ./lengthy_command.sh ; focus_terminal Is there any easy way to do that on Snow Leopard?
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Linux Mint loses Window Focus

I recently installed Linux Mint 13 64bit with Cinamon Desktop and run into a weird problem. It's about losing Mouse-Focus if more than one Window are open. For Example, I open up Chromium, play ...
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How can I make a tab in Firefox falsely believe that it still has the focus?

In Firefox I would like to pass to another tab while an ad is playing in the current tab, but the pesky thing will pause when its tab loses the focus. I would like to trick the ad to believe that it ...
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Firefox steals focus from RocketDock

If Firefox (v3.6.28) is running, RocketDock (with Layering set to "Always on Top") shows above Firefox but if in Firefox I do certain things (such as writing a post or watching a YouTube clip) ...
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Focus last modified cell when opening Excel

When I open an Excel file with a large number of cells, I want it to focus the last modified cell, i.e., the last cell in which I entered/changed data the last time I used Excel. How can I ...
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Geting focus when rotating mouse wheel

In Ubuntu when you rotate mouse wheel while mouse pointer is in a region (for example you can volume up or down without any click while you rotate mouse on volume icon in system trey), that region ...
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Can background window focus on mouseover be configured to update the Alt+Tab order?

I'm using Windows 7's focus follows cursor model, without raise to front. Unfortunately, the Alt+Tab MRU order isn't updated to reflect the focus change. Here's the behavior (^ indicates focus in ...
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How can I disable the search bar getting focus?

I am a Windows 7 user and my browser is Firefox 11. Lately I've been having this pain in the ass problem that seems to not get solved no matter where I go. So, here it goes. I use key bindings to ...
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On Windows 7, is there any way to make the scrollwheel's focus follow the mouse?

On Mac OS X I can mouse over something (without clicking on it or giving it complete focus) and use the scroll wheel to scroll it. On Windows (7 at least) which I'm forced to use in my new job, it ...
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Keystroke to set focus on a particular browser - for Linux

I am doing web development, and I found that I always lose focus on the browser that I am doing development on. I always open other browser windows at the same time for searching, writing, etc. So ...
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Does Win7 software exist that logs the name of windows with focus

I'd like to buy a Windows 7 program that locally logs the name of all windows that get focus, along with the duration of focus. www.realtime-spy.com appears to do the job (and more), but it stores ...
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Giving focus to a desktop icon using the keyboard

When I start Windows 7 none of the icons on my desktop have focus. I have to click on one of the icons with the mouse to give it focus. Is there a keyboard shortcut to give focus to an icon? (It ...
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Why does the Firefox download dialog sometimes lose focus?

When I'm clicking a link to start a download, sometimes the main window steals the focus from the download dialog. This is extremely annoying for me as I have a habit of pressing enter to get to the ...
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How to detect a background program (in Windows 7) which steals active focus automatically?

A background process/program steals focus from my currently active application. It disturbs me a lot when I type in an app or control an app using keyboard or play online flash games in full-screen. I ...
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Bizarre Windows7 task bar behavior on right-click menu

I've recently installed Windows 7, 64-bit. I'm seeing a strange behavior with the task bar. When I right click a running program on the task bar, a menu pops up, typically with the program name, ...
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Focus URL in Firefox - 100% guaranteed way

How can I guaranteed, 100% ,absolutely etc. focus URL in Firefox browser? If there is Flash on page that focus is on it and CTR-L doesn't focus URL.
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Outlook 2007 opens new mail messages behind main window and has to be minimised to use them

Outlook 2007, on Windows 7, has just started behaving rather bizarrely. When I reply to an email or click on the "new" button it opens the new email window behind the main Outlook one and won't let me ...
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Prevent Focus-Stealing from any PopUp Window [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7: Disable applications stealing focus I have a really annoying behavior on my Windows XP System. Any PopUp Windows (e.g. asking me for my network signin) ...
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Portable Screen Capture App [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can anyone recommend a simple screenshot tool that can be installed as a portable app? ... that quickly facilitates the de-focusing of inverted selections (I.e., Capture ...
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Portable Screen Capture App [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can anyone recommend a simple screenshot tool that can be installed as a portable app? ... that quickly facilitates the de-focusing of inverted selections (I.e., Capture ...
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Is there a way to set Dragon Naturally Speaking 11 to dictate to an unfocused application?

Does anyone know of a way in which to instruct Dragon to remain focused on a designated application regardless of its focus status instead of following focus changes? The primary use case we have is ...
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Why does the task pictogram flashes instead of opening the program?

Sometimes, when I select a click a program on the Windows 7 taskbar it won't appear (it doesn't gain focus and remains behind other open windows), and the icon will flash and turn orange. This happens ...
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Multiple desktops in Windows

I'm running a program that uses WatiN to automate file uploads to different websites. I currently run it on a machine that I remote into via the standard Remote Desktop Connection in Windows - once I ...
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Stop taskeng.exe window from popping up

I have several processes scheduled in my Windows 7 environment, mainly for backups, that are supposed to run in the background. However instead of just doing it's work quietly in the background, the ...
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Hide all application windows except a specified one on OS X

Is there a free and stable solution satisfying this kind of need and preferably having a menu bar to let the user to exclude a particular app?
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Windows 7: Disable applications stealing focus

Is there any way to prevent specific programs from stealing window focus in Windows 7? Windows 7 doesn't have the option of using PowerToys' TweakUI, which has been suggested in the past for stopping ...