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How to redefine mouse click onto Firefox' address bar to work as Ctrl+L

I want to increase my personal privacy, and I mean it from the ground. I deleted Windows and have Linux only. I bought a VPN with cryptocurrency, decided to move away from Chrome and Google as a ...
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How do I make the focus rectangle in Gtk3 more prominent?

I use the keyboard almost all the time to navigate; it often happens that I forget to turn my battery powered mouse on and I only notice after 15 or 30 minutes :) But with Gnome/Gtk 3 it got harder, ...
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Computer runs faster on non-focused items?

I have all of the resources to run just about anything with this computer, and haven't deleted anything important to my computer's well-being. Whenever I open a webpage or game, I have to change the ...
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AppActivate Excel-vba: Excel flashes in taskbar and doesn't activate

In an Excel-vba module: Option Explicit Sub Test() Dim Outlook As Object Set Outlook = CreateOutlook() Set Outlook = Nothing End Sub Function CreateOutlook() As Object Dim Outlook As ...
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xwindows / GTK Focus bug

As many have, this bug was first noticed quite a few years back (~2010). This bug is essentially when click one toolbar, then going to another area of the application, the window focus is not being ...
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Always show the keyboard in windows 10 (tablet) when no explorer is loaded

We have an application that need some key instructions, but does not have a text field (like an old console application). Since the "tablet" keyboard in windows 10 only appears, when the cursor is ...
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How to start a program (VLC player) without it stealing focus on launch [duplicate]

I have gone through the program start parameters of VLC media player. While it is possible to run it minimized this is not what I am looking for. I have a multi-display setup and a program that ...
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RemoteApp steals focus from other applications

I have an issue with RemoteApp opened applications through Terminal Services, they randomly steal the focus from other apps. When you have a RemoteApp application opened in the background and you ...
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Focus follows cursor but only in Win(7) Explorer

After I applied the WannaCry patch (32-bit Win7SP1), the focus in Windows Explorer has been following the mouse. I hate to fall prey to the "Post hoc" fallacy, but that patch is the only thing I can ...
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TeamViewer 12 contact list operating with keyboard

In previous versions of TV there was an ability to operate contact list with keyboard. But in new version (12) I can't move focus to contact list, because button with my account (in bottom-right ...
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AutoHotkey - application loosing focus when enabling full screen mode

I use AHK 1.1 to set the CapsLock to be a hotkey to toggle ArtRage full screen mode (workbench mode), I do so because ArtRage doesn't allow me to set CapsLock as a hotkey, but I'm quite used to use ...
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Allow process to steal focus

I see a lot of information about preventing a process from stealing focus. My question is quite the opposite: how do I ALLOW a process to always steal the focus when it so desires. Context: On a ...
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How to stop Windows 7 program from always being on top?

I upgraded Foxit reader to a new version, and now its window always has the focus. Alt + Tab will not switch now to another window. The only way to switch away from Foxit reader is to minimise it. ...
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Excel 2007: View/focus on last rows when opening the workbook

I have about 4700 rows on my sheet. When I open the workbook, it always focuses on the first rows. I want it to focus/view on the last rows of the sheet instead. It doesn't have to select. In fact I ...
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Why does the active Firefox window occasionally lose focus?

Occasionally, when I transition from one tab to another, the Firefox window loses focus. This is especially notable when I switch or close tabs via keyboard shortcuts. For example, I can be closing a ...
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windows: how to prevent background programs from stealing focus?

please don't misunderstand me, i do not want a tool to make a selected window always stay on top - there's already plenty of answers on SU for that question (such, as, these). what i want is that the ...
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Prevent mouse over to give focus in ConEmu

In ConEmu when I have multiple panes active, a pane will get the focus when I move the mouse cursor over it, even if I don't click on the pane. Is it possible to disable this behavior?
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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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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 loses 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 Alt+...
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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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Tabulating between containers

Using Tab, it is possible to change focus between controls. However, in several cases - the most notable for me being Windows compiled help files - they only change focus between controls inside a ...
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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 it'...
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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 doesn'...
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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 "...