Suddenly HOVERING is causing automatic actions in various apps


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    Suddenly HOVERING is causing automatic actions in various apps


    I can't think of anything I've changed to my system except for the recent cumulative update. All of a sudden if I hover over certain apps... umm... things happen.

    In VLC the volume automatically rises to 200%. If I hover over the video's timeline it begins advancing through the video.

    If I'm in Firefox or Chrome and I hover over YouTube's audio levels it automatically lowers the volume without me clicking.

    If I'm in system settings (as you might imagine I would be) and I scroll down a page, it scrolls back up by itself.

    YouTube

    Is this some sort of Ease of Access feature that got turned on?
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  2. NMI
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    Defective mouse? Try a different mouse or your touchpad.
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    I have a wireless and so I plugged in a wired mouse. Same thing.

    Is there an overall mouse driver? Or should each mouse have different drivers?

    (Thanks for response.)

    Did not replicate issue on updated laptop, so I think this is simply my desktop PC in trouble.
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  4. NMI
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    Windows 10 Pro, Version 20H2
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    I think a generic mouse driver is normally used if a specific model driver is not found.

    Try disabling "Scroll inactive windows when I hover over them" at Settings, Devices, Mouse?

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    ... and another setting to check is in Control Panel:

    How to Turn On or Off Activate Window by Hovering Over with Mouse in Windows
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    NMI said:
    Try disabling "Scroll inactive windows when I hover over them" at Settings, Devices, Mouse?
    It wasn't enabled. For spits and giggles I activated it, applied, deactivated it, applied, and rebooted.

    Nada.

    Which type of driver should I look for -- because both the wired and wireless mice behaved the same way.

    New symptom -- for fun it sometimes increases the magnifiation of my Firefox windows a little.

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    I've SFC'd, DISM'd, Full Scan Defender'd, Malwarebitten, and tried Safe Mode.

    Nada pinata.

    I'm thinking I may have to roll back to prior version of Windows... but I'd like to avoid that if possible.

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    Oh you're not going to believe this. Earlier I was asked to check the mouse situation. And so I plugged in a wired mouse and got the same issues. However, that result made me overlook one simple something --

    -- unplugging the bluetooth dongle for my wireless mouse. I mean, why bother, right? If the wired one had the same issue.

    But I did it anyway. Unplugged, replugged.

    FIXED.

    sssheeeeeshhh
    Last edited by The Pool Man; 26 Oct 2019 at 20:54.
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