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

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

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

    How to Turn On or Off Activate Window by Hovering Over with Mouse in Windows
    Published by Category: General Tips
    04 Feb 2020
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    How to Turn On or Off Activate Window by Hovering Over with Mouse in Windows


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

    If you like, you can turn on a setting 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 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.



    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)

    Turn On or Off Activate Window by Hovering Over with Mouse in Windows-activate_window_by_hovering_over_with_mouse-1.jpg

    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)

    Turn On or Off Activate Window by Hovering Over with Mouse in Windows-activate_window_by_hovering_over_with_mouse-2.jpg

    4 You can now close the Ease of Access Center if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 1
    Win 10 64-bit
       #1

    I have this problem, because the default always resets to "hover" each time my computer is rebooted.

    HOW do I change the default so it does not "hover"?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 62,234
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello @mrbarnard,

    Activate window by hover is turned off by default.

    Do you have any 3rd party tweaking type programs installed that may be changing the setting like this?
      My Computers


 

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