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Preventing Accidental Clicks on Chrome Picture-in-Picture Window

I'm encountering an issue while gaming where I inadvertently click on the picture-in-picture window, causing disruptions such as moving the window around, pausing the video, or interfering with ...
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Multiple staff Mouse Cursor Losing Focus / Keyboard Dropping while typing

Issue: For months, many in our staff have been dealing with a problem described as: Where, and When, we are typing- the keyboard drops / mouse cursor loses focus, and we have to actually click back ...
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Windows Click to focus without clicking inside

I'd like to implement functionality such that I can click click anywhere on an unfocused window to focus it without triggering anything inside. I'm not talking about hover / focus-follows-mouse. Is ...
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KOrganizer: Reminders always in foreground

The reminders of KOrganizer always appear in foreground and steal focus. I can move them to another monitor but I accidentally close them with Alt+F4 as they steal focus. How can I configure ...
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VS Code - Need a way to add shortcut key <esc> to close the panel if the panel has focus

Currently in the process of coding MQL4/5 in VSCode because of the awesome extensions. Finding that a few of the (my) most used keyboard shortcuts are actually configurable. Looking for a short answer ...
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Is there a way stop the mouse wheel from changing settings as i scroll a settings window with slider and drop-down UI elements?

I am running Kali Linux with the Xfce desktop environment. The problem is that when scrolling a window with many settings, the mouse wheel will change any setting that the pointer is over as i scroll. ...
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Lose focus when spawning process in neovim

I'd like to implement a new workflow for Graphviz in Neovim. Essentially, I want to compile Graphviz and display the results in a live preview using Evince or Zathura. For '.dot' files, I've mapped &...
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How to unfocused the current webpage in Microsoft Edge without using the mouse?

I'm using Microsoft Edge as my browser, and I'm wondering if there are any keyboard shortcuts available that would allow me to unfocused the current webpage, similar to clicking on a blank area of the ...
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Why does Windows 10 no longer put focus on the most recently focused window when closing the focused window?

I'm a power keyboard user, and I commonly follow this pattern: Find a file in Windows Explorer, highlight it using all keystrokes, and hit "Enter" to open it for visual inspection. After ...
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How can I prevent Windows Explorer from stealing the focus when a file transfer completes?

How can I prevent Windows Explorer from stealing the focus when a file transfer in Windows Explorer completes? I use Windows 10 Pro 21H2.
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Is it possible for Windows to only change focus to another window upon releasing the mouse click?

I would like to know if it is possible for Windows to only change focus upon releasing the mouse click? For example. I have Chrome full screen, and I download a file. Then I open Windows Explorer and ...
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Is there a way to open a new Google Chrome tab from another application without Chrome being focused and raised?

When reading emails containing multiple links, eg Quora digest, I like to open all the links in tabs the background, then read each tab in turn after I've finished with the email. This works with ...
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Microsoft Excel: how to disable the "two click" requirement when Excel window doesn't have focus?

In Microsoft Excel, all versions as far as I can tell (office 2007 to 2019), implement window focus differently than any other Windows apps: When Excel does not have focus (i.e. you're using another ...
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Windows 10 - Force Window to Always Be in Focus

I have a render utility that when it renders image files it pops up in the background - when it does, I get 1/4 the render speed when it is in the foreground / Active / Focus. Is there a tool or way ...
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Windows Japanese IME Toggling Automatically

Currently, I'm typing into SuperUser in the Half-width Alphanumeric / Direct Input mode, and the window with focus is Firefox. However, if I give focus to Notepad where I was last using Hiragana mode, ...
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Outlook takes over Window focus

I recently upgraded Office 2013 to v 2019 and ever since, Windows 10 Pro (64bit) loses its current window focus to Outlook. It seems to happen somewhat randomly, every 5-7 minutes. Generally, while ...
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Control key capture set up through Chrome Remote Desktop (CRD) to Win10 running Vbox running Win10 VM

I have a Inception like situation. My local Win10 ( at Home) is running the CRD Apps connected to a Win 10 at work which is running in Vbox Win 10. I installed, in the VM Win10, SystInternals to use ...
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how to slow down the raising of windows (in windows 10)

I have several full screen windows that I like to keep open, but I don't want them raising (too fast) when I open a new window (from the task bar) because I have to move the mouse over them to get to ...
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How to override application's titlebar color with Windows titlebar color?

Windows 10 allows me to set active/inactive color of the titlebar of the currently active application (the window in focus). However, I have noticed that many applications now come with their own ...
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Pop-up window not getting the focus

In Excel 2019, I am having a problem with pop-up window focus when using ALT shortcuts. If I open Format Cells window using CTRL+1 (or open it using mouse) focus is just fine but when I open it using ...
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Disable autofocus on dialog window when I click on close tab in SublimeText

I have Sublime Text 3 installed on Windows 7. When I push on Ctrl-W shortcut or click on mouse on tab's close button, then mouse pointer moves automatically on 'Yes' button of Windows dialog box (y/n/...
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Opened windows don't have focus on Windows 10

When I open a new window by right clicking an application in the task bar such as Visual Studio Code and select a recently opened project, the window does not have focus and the application icon in ...
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Linux, MS Teams, pop-ups and focus

My organisation uses MS Teams for communication a lot; I'm running it on Ubuntu 18.04, fluxbox as my WM. I'd like to know whether it's possible to stop team's pop-ups from stealing focus. It's ...
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Windows 10: Allow 1 program to take focus when flashing in taskbar OR minimize it

I am having an issue with a certain program when calling it that it doesn't show in the screen, but only in the background with it's icon and title flashing in the taskbar. However this doesn't happen ...
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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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Can you switch browser tabs without focusing window?

I primarily use chrome, but I'm open to using any browser that would allow me to do that. In Windows 10 you can scroll any window, even if it's not currently active by hovering your mouse over and ...
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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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explorer.exe Window Steals Focus

I've been having intermittent problems with a window stealing focus in Windows 10 Professional. I ran Windows Focus Logger (by Adminscope) and it indicates the Process_name stealing the focus is ...
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macOS mouse behaviour from a windows user

I have bought myself a mac, and coming from 20 years of windows use, some things i am finding quite jarring... but don't know the 'terms' to search online in order to see if anyone has really done ...
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Windows MFC application loses focus on startup after recent windows 10 updates

We have an application built in MFC (c++), originally working on windows XP, then 7 and now windows 10. The problem we faced was the lost of focus, which was randomly stealead by windows messages and ...
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Can't click anything but chrome windows sometimes

I'm running multiple windows of chrome and other programs on windows 7. Randomly chrome is the only thing I can click on that responds and there is no feedback on mouseover. Clicking on irc chat ...
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Switching focus away from windows with admin rights

When I have some app open with admin rights (ie. command prompt with admin rights), I cannot use either the task bar or ALT+TAB to switch to other apps, unless that app is also running with admin ...
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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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Bring launched processes to foreground in OSX?

I recently installed the suite of qemu utilities (using brew if that matters) on OSX Mojave. QEMU is working as expected, though it does not have focus when launched from the terminal (iTerm, ...
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Severe Linux Mouse Click and Window Focus Issues

I have recently been trying to get a working Linux install on my main PC. My PC runs on a GTX 1060. I've been having this issue where my mouse won't click properly in what looks to be a properly ...
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How to prevent programs stealing focus in Mint Linux 19?

I would like to prevent programs from stealing window focus in Mint Linux 19.I have tried changing the "Prevent focus stealing" option in the Windows preferences dialog (see screenshot below)...
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How to make a browser HTTP Auth window non-modal?

Many scam websites use HTTP Basic Auth windows or JS alert windows to prevent the user from navigating away from the page. Here's an example of a fake Windows technical support webpage: Since the ...
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Alt+Tab Prevents Return to Microsoft Office / Office Hangs

This is a weird one. I've searched and haven't found symptoms quite like this. I'm using Windows 10 Pro (version 1803, OS Build 17134.254) with the latest updates, along with Office Professional Plus ...
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xmonad: mouse hover hook

I'm trying to make xmonad focus the window underneath the pointer when the mouse is moved, regardless of which window is focused. This was addressed in this question; however, the provided solution ...
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Can AutoHotKey be able to focus a panel?

Some programs have floating panels within the main window. Since the ability to focus them with keyboard only depends on the framework they are using, is there a way to use AutoHotKey to do this ...
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Foreground application stops receiving keyboard and mouse events from time to time

I've bought new Macbook 12 recently and have this annoying issue when foreground application suddenly stops being foreground. It didn't happen all the time and I cannot reproduce this issue at any ...
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Prevent gnome from changing the workspace on focus when using multiple monitors

Currently I'm using two monitors, one for exclusively viewing and editing code, another for doing everything else. I have hotkeys set up to focus on either sublime, or firefox or the terminal like ...
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Focus-follows-mouse for Google Chrome on macOS?

I am seeking focus-follows-mouse behavior for Google Chrome windows on macOS. The desired behavior is that if there are two browser windows, occupying the left and right halves of the screen, then ...
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How can I detect currently active window in Apple MacOS?

Recently, this started happening. I need very fast switch sorting my notes between "Date Edit" and "Title" so I lot pressing key "cmd+," then "arrow down", choose with "enter", and "escape". Now ...
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Chrome App shortcut Always opens New Window instead of Focus on existing

I've looked everywhere still didn't find an answer to this. In Chrome we can create a shortcut to desktop from a url, and open it like an App in a new window (like Google Calendar). If I click on ...
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Preventing applications from stealing focus in Windows 10 [duplicate]

There is a dated question asking for a solution for windows 7. I have recently grew tired of newly launched applications to steal focus from my currently opened window. Is there a way how to prevent ...
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is it possible to make Windows highlight the active window/app?

I've been working with Windows for a long time. A few years ago my work environment got us a second monitor to use. It was fantastic, my productivity went up. Love it! However, there's one thing that ...
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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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