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Browser keyboard shortcut for focusing first focusable element

Are there keyboard shortcuts in browsers to bring the element focus (tab key) back to the first focusable element on the current page?
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Automatic Outbox Send but Manual Inbox Refresh

I want to configure Outlook 2016 so that any email I send automatically clears the outbox, but I don't want anything to come into the inbox unless I manually refresh. How do I do this? In the Send/...
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How to configure Windows 10 for “keyboard focus follows mouse” without clicking into the window and without raising the window?

The context This is using Windows 10, Version 10.0.16299 Build 16299 The question What I need is the window to remain in the background (perhaps covered up with other windows), but when I move the ...
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How to Disable Web Page Checks for Focus, or Spoof Focus on Firefox Browser Tabs?

Problem: Some web sites refuse to load unless the tab is active, whereas most users appreciate tabs loading in the background. This behavior may not be specific to Firefox. Examples: https://www....
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How can I prevent some hotkeys from being redirected to the remote PC with VMWare Horizon Client?

I'm using VMWare Horizon Client to connect to several PCs at work. I like to have them fullscreen and I keep each connection on its own virtual desktop. I'd like to be able to use the CTRL+WIN+LEFT/...
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Non-maximised window on second screen disappears when moving mouse to second screen

This one's a bit hard to explain, and I haven't found a good way to google it. Pretty much if I have a non-maximised window (say, notepad) open on my right (secondary) screen, sometimes when I move my ...
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Keyboard shortcut to preview attachment in gmail for received message?

While reading received emails in gmail in desktop version, is there a way to quickly change focus to the attachment(s) to preview them with a keyboard shortcut? This is to engage the preview of the ...
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Prevent new windows from stealing focus on GNOME 3

I'm on Ubuntu 19.04 (and so GNOME 3.32.1) and I'm wandering how to make new windows stay in the back and don't steal my focus. I tried: https://superuser.com/a/320754, https://bertrandbenoit.blogspot....
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Stop Firefox's Pop-ups from stealing focus

My job is working on a website using Forefox, that website will promt a pop-up every 1 minute to give me a code. When the pop-up window appears, it'll display on top of all other windows and steals ...
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Remove browser from focus assist trigger list

I once tried to see if I could use the game recording capability of the Windows 10 Xbox Game Bar to record a screencast. To do that I told Windows that my Chrome is a game. (It didn't really work that ...
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Removing Windows 10 double focus rectangle

For some reason, Windows 10 started showing double (thick) focus rectangle for desktop icons and listview items. It is 2 pixels thick. How do I go back to single pixel (thin) focus rectangle as it ...
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New Chrome Address Bar Behavior Irritating, Insulting, and Counterproductive

I use Linux at home. But at work I don't have the choice. The latest Windows Chrome update damages the correct functionality of the address bar. Now, when I press Ctrl + L and begin typing, I manage ...
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Eclim - don't switch focus to output

Just starting with Eclim, one of the gripes I still have is the fact that the my cursor is switched away from the file I'm editing when I call :Java. On top of that, it opens a new buffer asking me to ...
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Windows 10 : shellexperiencehost stealing application focus

I am a FIFA player and while playing in a match if you switch control to anywhere but the FIFA application, your game is terminated (you loose). I have been having problems where some background ...
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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 ...