Win 10 1809 - mouse autoclicking on windows

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  1. HeM
    Posts : 391
    Win 10 Pro x64 v.22Η2

    Redlorakeet said:
    ...when I right click on an entry in the task bar the menu shows but when I put my mouse on the menu disappears...
    You may test it, by creating a new user account (Local Admin)
    Add Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    If issue's gone, you have to migrate to new account because your previous one has a corrupted profile and you cannot do anything about it.

    Perhaps, this helps you with the mouse issue too.
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  2. Posts : 43,285
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    If the function is not available in 1809's GUI (they do tend to reduce functionality in moving things to Settings, try this free tweaker:
    Win 10 1809 - mouse autoclicking on windows-1.jpg

    Turn on Xmouse active window tracking (focus follows mouse pointer) feature in Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7
    - you will see it shows what I previously posted.

    Context menu problems are usually due to an incompatible shell extension.

    To diagnose this use Shellexview (free) - hide MS extensions, disable all others, retry the menu.
    If ok, work backwards to diagnose.

    If still not ok, shellexview does not always display all extensions and another tool is required.
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  3. Posts : 24
    Win 10
    Thread Starter


    Yes. These are the settings I have. It is already set on double click.
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  4. Posts : 24
    Win 10
    Thread Starter

    Dalchina - you are an absolute star. I am so grateful, this has been driving me round the bend.

    I downloaded the tweaker and went into xmouse options. Enable window tracking was ticked and so was "enable window raising". I took the tick out of "enable window raising" and things are now back to normal. Thank you so much.
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  5. Posts : 43,285
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    you're welcome.

    I can understand the frustration. What's worrying is if MS have now omitted that setting altogether. I've asked for confirmation.

    The tweaker is very good- Winaero is reputable, and there's a full explanation for each as you've seen.

    Have you resolved the context menu problem?
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  6. Posts : 24
    Win 10
    Thread Starter

    The context menu seems to have sorted itself out as well. It was especially noticeable with Dropbox as I have this as an icon in the tasktray and right click to bring up files and then select from there. I would right click and the menu would show but when I put my mouse on it it disappeared. That now seems okay so maybe all related???
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  7. Posts : 43,285
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Could be- I've never tried with that setting enabled.

    Best secure your situation by creating a disk image if you've not done so- e,g, Macrium Reflect (free) + external storage.
    Pattern is a base image (the first, largest) + a set of differential images, each created before/after a big change and periodically.
    Strongly recommended here.
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  8. Posts : 32,043
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    dalchina said:
    Please try doing this...
    HeM said:
    Unfortunately, on 1809, settings search results do not include "Ease of access center".
    I can confirm that, Ease of Access Center doesn't appear in the search result for Settings in 1809. However, if you search for Control Panel instead you will find the Ease of Access Center is still there in the Control Panel with all the same options it had in 1803.

    Win 10 1809 - mouse autoclicking on windows-1809-ease-access-mouse-settings.png
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  9. Posts : 43,285
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Thanks- it's a question of the route to it.
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  10. Posts : 14,050
    Windows 11 Pro X64 22H2 22621.1848

    So you did this (just making sure) in build 1809:

    Clicked on Make mouse easier to use

    Win 10 1809 - mouse autoclicking on windows-ease-mouse.jpg

    Make sure Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse
    is not checked then clicking OK

    Win 10 1809 - mouse autoclicking on windows-ease-mouse2.jpg

    If it was unchecked, try checking it, clicking OK, then coming back and unchecking it and clicking OK again.
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