mouse focus

arenwick
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is there any way in windows 2000 to have the focus change automatically to what ever window the mouse is in at the time, like in LINUX?

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Andrew Renwick
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Go to start|control panel|mouse, buttons tab,(files and folders)select the "single click to open an item(point to select)" button. You'll see a hand like in IE instead of an arrow when selecting files.

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thanks petemcc but i think you miss understand what im after. i want the window to change focus not just the file.

andrew
I used to have the focus problem at work but I do not have it at home (Home SP2). (At work I used a NVidia chipset and SP1.)  So it could also be video related.
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i had better clarify a little more.
what im after is for whatever window the mouse is currently over to become the active window. ie a window gains focus when the mouse enters it and looses focus when the mouse exits.

sorry for the confusion.
andrew
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X-Mouse is probably what you are asking about. If you don't have Tweak download it thourgh this link.

Tweak
http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads/PowerToys/Networking/NTTweakUI.asp

Now open Tweak and click on the tab labeled "Mouse" and look near the bottom of that window for "Activation follows mouse (X-Mouse)".


The Crazy One
I think I know what you are saying here- but it is not happening in w2K. You have to click at least once on the window that you want to have the focus.  The window layering isn't much better. . .

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Here is a little article about x-mouse from ZDNet
http://www.zdnet.com/zdhelp/stories/main/0,5594,2684581-3,00.html

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thanks CrazyOne that is just what i was looking for.
andrew

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Your are quite welcome and glad I could help. :>)

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