Jan 17, 2013

Windows 8: Configuring focus follows mouse and auto-raise behaviour

After switching to Windows 8 i was trying to configure the same mouse over behaviour as i am used to on my debian linux.
If you just want focus follows mouse and auto-raise=true, then follow the description given here.
If you want focus follows mouse and auto-raise=false, then you have to do some more work:
Read this technet article
Open the registry editor and go to HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\UserPreferencesMask
Here you have to change the first bit to 1 and the seventh bit to 0

The number in UserPreferenceMask is 9E --> 10011110
Change the first bit to 1 --> 10011111
Seventh bit is already 0 --> 10011111
One thing left: Logoff or restart you pc and you are done...

1 comment:

  1. I found X Mouse Controls invaluable for doing all of this without touching the registry directly.