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Linux Mint 13 with Mate 1.2 - enable mouse-based window focus

related to How to enable mouse focus in Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon The above question details how to make it so that window focus is driven by mouse position - i recently switched to a two-monitor ...
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Start program without focus

How can I start a program from a python script without its window becoming focused? Specifically, I'm using ImageMagick's display. Environment: Linux Mint 17, Cinnamon 2.2.16
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Background application windows will not overlay foreground app windows when they recieve focus

The symptoms are, that some (not all) desktop app windows will stay in the background, behind other windows, even though I have click on them, which would normally make that window receive focus and ...
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is there a way to disable Windows from switching window focus when I am typing? [duplicate]

Sometimes when I am typing in a notepad, command prompt, webpage, or the file explorer address bar, or even any other place where typing is allowed, it happens that the currently active window loses ...
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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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Programs won't have focus when opened

Whenever I open any program on my laptop, the program opens up without focus. I have to click the program window in order to gain focus. If I have another window open already, the new window will ...
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Is there a way to automatically move focus to whatever monitor the mouse cursor is on?

Let's say I have two monitors A and B. I have a program x open on A and another program y open on B. Currently, program x has focus. I would like the OS to maintain a stack of focused applications on ...
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Find active window with VBS script

I need to auto-refresh the desktop every 10 minutes. The only full-working way I found is using this VBS code. Sh.AppActivate "Program Manager" Sh.SendKeys("{F5}") But in this way the active ...
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Mouse focus stuck (Linux)

Sorry for crappy post layout, posting from my phone. Problem: mouse focus gets stuck. Not sure how to explain it, I can sometimes get it to switch to a window, but once there it's locked until that ...
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Windows 7 Update Dialog Steals Focus

Windows Update runs occasionally on my machine, but it steals focus when it pops up to remind me to reboot. Trouble is, this can mean that while writing something, you could force an immediate ...
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Using Alt-Tab moves mouse to centre of newly focused window

I'm getting used to Linux way of giving focus to a window just by hovering over it with the mouse. I've found it's possible to get the same effect in Windows by changing a byte in ...
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Can I stop an OS X application getting focus after it has loaded?

If a program takes some time to load, I like to continue working on something else. But then when that program finishes loading, it gets focus. Specifically, I am working in Eclipse, and then also ...
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How to diagnose regular focus losses

I'm having some strange effects on my computer which I am having trouble diagnosing. 1) When in Netflix (or other web-based video app) in full screen mode, full screen is exited every 50 minutes ...
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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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Windows 8 keeps losing focus [duplicate]

All of the windows on my Windows 8 computer have started to lose focus every minute or so and get focus back quickly. Any ideas what this could be? I have tried to see which application is using ...
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Switching to the File-In-Use dialog with the keyboard?

In Windows Vista and up, when you try to move, delete, or rename a file that is locked, Explorer will display a File In Use dialog that lets you Retry or Cancel. The problem is that this dialog is ...
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How to stop a website from automatically taking me out of fullscreen mode

I was wondering if there was a way to prevent a website from taking me out of fullscreen mode? I use TubePlus.me and they serve ads on their pages - revenue - I get that. However, when I watch a ...
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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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How can I make my active window more obvious on Windows 7 without disablng transparency?

Since I started using Windows 7 I have noticed that I am accidentally typing in the wrong window more often than I used to. Using the Aero theme, the visual difference between the window with active ...
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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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Is there a way to handle separate input devices for different windowed programs, without losing/switching window focus?

I am trying to work out a solution for a faux-splitscreen setup where there are 4 windowed programs (4 separate instances of a game); each with their own input devices and window focus. In essence, I ...
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Bluetooth “Receiving” window stealing focus on Windows 8.1

I am new to Windows as a daily OS at home, having been an OSX user for the past 8 years. The current most irritating thing at the moment is the Bluetooth "Receiving" window/dialog stealing focus and ...
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Windows 7 Window focus issue

This problem has been making me crazy - I can't seem to figure out the cause of it. When I have overlapping windows, if I click on the window "behind" the one that currently has focus, it doesn't ...
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Non-programmatical way to keep a web-page down down menu active when changing Window focus to do a screenshot?

I am trying to screen shot a web page of a site that I am working on. Is there an non programming way (for quickness) to force the browser to keep menus open when the focus of the Window changes from ...
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How to enable mouse focus in Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon

I'm a big fan of mouse-focus, or "focus follows mouse", and I had this enabled in Mint 14, but when I reinstalled with Mint 15 I can't find the option anywhere. None of the sections in "system ...
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Automatically focus window on mouse hover only across multiple monitors

I have multiple monitors setup on Windows 7. I want a window to be focused only if my mouse hovered over it when coming from other monitor (this is how it worked when I used Synergy with multiple ...
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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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Something is stealing focus from the active window

Some kind of program is stealing focus from the active window, it's quite strange. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. So for example I open Notepad++ and start typing. After some time (few minutes, ...
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Window often loses focus in Windows 7 on Lenovo B580

I have a new laptop Lenovo B580, with Windows 7. As I write, the window sometimes loses focus and I cannot write anymore. Or it happens that the cursor moves within the window. It behaves like is a ...
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send keystroke to window under cursor ( prevent focus stealing )

i m playing poker on a couple of pokersites with the help of several ahk scripts to send hotkeys to table (window) under mouse. one pokerroom (carbon poker) though, keeps stealing focus and activates ...
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Focus previous window when I close one instead of one of the same application in Mac OS X?

The situation is: I have one MacVim open for coding. Then I switch to iTerm to run git commit, which will open a new MacVim for editing the commit message per my setting. The problem is, when I finish ...
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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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Bash/xdotool: Commands work, but not in a script

I am making a bash script for Linux which closes the terminal window if the window loses focus. On the command line, I was able to do this: termwin=$(xdotool getactivewindow) while : do if [[ ...
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Why are my Windows 7 System Alerts not coming to the front?

Ever since I installed Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 on my Dell XPS M1730, system alerts (for example, the alert you get when installing software that wants to make modifications to your computer) will flash ...
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How to make a scheduled window-creating program not steal the focus?

I have written a small console program that checks that all my websites are up and running properly. I use the Microsoft Windows Task Scheduler to run this program automatically once a day. The ...
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All windows dropdowns close instantly

Any combobox I try to open in the system closes itself instantly after having slided open. This makes it impossible to select something in a combobox. An example combobox is the one allowing you to ...
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Windows 7: can't reopen minimised window on taskbar, preview OK

I have a program and want to either bring its Window to the front or reopen it after it is minimised. It is on the taskbar and hovering over it shows the preview of the window. However clicking on ...
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XWindows-like mouse behaviour in Windows 7

I currently use Linux as my primary desktop OS, and have done for more years than I care to remember. In recent years I've settled on GNOME and XFCE as my environments of choice. For a number of ...
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1answer
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Why does my application keeps switching to a different monitor when it regains focus?

I'm working in a dual-monitor setup, with FireFox maximized to one monitor. When I minimize or close Firefox, or switch to a different application that completely hides Firefox, when I return to ...
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Focus on installer of extracted file after download in Chrome on OS X Lion

When I download something in OS X, say an installer or zip file, from Chrome and I click it, it doesn't get focus. So I have go to Mission Control and find where it is. Any way to get focus ...
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How to highlight my currently focused monitor (in multi-monitor display)

I have added a second monitor and am now working in a multi-monitor display (in Windows 7). I have a constant problem with window focus, where I'm looking at one monitor, doing something with 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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Mac OS focus on right-click

Is there any way to have Mac OS focus a window that I right-click on? It happens to me quite frequently that I right-click on something, choose "rename" or "create file" or what have you, need to type ...
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Applications losing focus for a few seconds in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Recently all of my applications keep losing focus every minute (or so) for a few seconds (then the window gets the focus back). It is very annoying, since I'm typing most of the time and get ...
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With drag and drop, is there a way to make a destination folder/app window stay on top with the source folder window underneath (Windows and Linux)?

Scenario: You have a file Window, where you want to drag a file from, and on top of this Window is another window, the destination: an app or other window. So you click on the file you want on the ...
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Stop application windows hiding when app loses focus

How can I stop windows on my mac (Mac OS Snow Leopard) from hiding when the app that owns the window loses focus. Not all apps on the mac do this, but Photoshop and Transmission are perfect examples ...
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get focus only by clicking the title bar of xterm

I've suffered this problem many times and so do my colleagues Sometimes after you stroked some keyboard and mouse combinations this behavior showed up : you have to click a xterm's title bar to focus ...
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Control two windows at the same time?

I want control Excel with my keyboard while using the mouse on Firefox. I need to maximize Excel and I have multiple screens so covering the distance to travel between them is a little annoying. ...
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X11 application losing focus after 1-2 secs

I'm using Mac OS X 10.6.5 and I'm trying to run some applications on X11 2.3.6. Any application I run, xterm included, loses focus after 1-2 seconds, making them impossible to use. I'm running ...
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Stop Windows XP applications from stealing focus [duplicate]

I have Windows XP Profesional here and it gets very annoying when an application that I launched five minutes ago finally brings up its main window and steals focus from the email that I'm writing (or ...