Accessibility Turn On or Off Activate Window by Hovering Over with Mouse Pointer in Windows 11


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By default in Windows, you need to click/tap on a window to make it active and bring it into focus.

If wanted, you can turn on to activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse pointer for a half second (500 ms).

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse pointer for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


Here's How:

1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Ease of Access Center icon.

2 Click/tap on the Make the mouse easier to use link. (see screenshot below)

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3 Check (on) or uncheck (off - default) Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

The Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse setting is stored in the UserPreferencesMask binary value in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop registry key for the current user.


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4 You can now close the Control Panel if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Another useful tutorial. Thank you sir!
 

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