Xwindows mouse functionality

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

NT support for mouse Xwindows autoraise and snapto functionality.

The unix XWindow system has a neat feature called "autoraise". When autoraise is in ON, you don't click on a window to bring it to the front of the window stack. Instead, just passing the mouse over any part of the window raises it. This can take getting used to but saves a lot of mouse clicks. If you want to try it or you are used to the feature from Xwindows:

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key: Control Panel\Mouse
Name: ActiveWindowTracking
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1
The X window system has another neat feature called "snap to". When this feature is enabled, the mouse snaps to the default button upon alert or dialog windows. Try it, you may like it. To enable:

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key: Control Panel\Mouse
Name: SnapToDefaultButton
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

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