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Vista bug/question

  1. Jan 4, 2010 #1

    berkeman

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    Another fun question about Vista. This happens on both my office PC at work with its mouse, and my home laptop which does not use a mouse.

    Sometimes, when I pull the cursor across the screen where there are two or more windows open (with one partly hidden by the top/active window), the context will switch to the window that was underneath, as the mouse cursor passes over it. This happens even though I do not click any mouse buttons. It's darned annoying, and not reproducible so far as I can tell.

    My search of the web did find a mouse-hover-switch-windows "feature", but I checked my mouse control panel settings, and that is not enabled.

    Thanks for any thoughts or things to check.
     
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  3. Jan 4, 2010 #2
    In the "Ease of Use" settings via "Personalize" off the desktop?
     
  4. Jan 5, 2010 #3

    berkeman

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    Do you mean Ease of Access? I've gone through the mouse and keyboard sections of that, but only the Mouse Keys feature looks suspicious so far...
     
  5. Jan 5, 2010 #4
    hmmm there must be something in common between the computers. I haven't run across this problem before.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2010 #5

    berkeman

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    Yeah, the latest time it happened (today), I couldn't click/change to a window behind the top-most window (which was incorrectly given the top context by my cursor sweep). Seems like a Vista intermittant Window context bug/lockup...
     
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