Active window tracking in Windows 10

I recently got a new laptop and installed Windows 10, I previously had Vista.

Is there a setting for active window tracking (where hovering the pointer over an inactive window makes it the active one) in Windows 10, and where do I find it. Or do I have to install a third party app?

 

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Last updated September 25, 2019 Views 3,265 Applies to:

Hi,

Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

I will be glad to help you with the issue you have with the computer. I understand the frustration when things don't work the way it should.

Please follow the below setting:

Open Control Panel - Mouse - look for Settings for Hover or Auto Click or similar depending on your mouse.

Hope this information is helpful. Please post in case you have any further issues, I will be glad to help you.

Thank you.

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There was no option in the mouse settings, but I did a web search for "hover click Windows 10", and found this in the Microsoft support site:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-desktop/how-to-disable-hover-select-in-windows-10/d6da2f40-370a-4553-8e0c-c633e2a0cd32

I found the setting here:

Control Panel > Ease of Access > Change how your mouse works > Make it easier to manage windows (section) > Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse

Thank you for your help in suggesting a better search term.

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