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Setting focus auto-raise and focus auto-raise delay in Windows 7

Setting focus auto-raise and focus auto-raise delay in Windows 7

Does anyone know how to set focus follows mouse, focus auto-raise, and auto-raise delay in Windows 7?

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Guest [Entry]

"To control just having auto-focus and auto-raise, type ""change how"" in the start menu search, select the ""Change how your mouse works"" item, and check the checkbox for ""Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse"".

The delay requires reg tweaking (or a third party program), I believe the key is

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\ActiveWndTrkTimeout

If the key doesn't exist, create it as a new DWORD value. Here's the documentation for the key: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc957203.aspx. You also need to log out and in for the changes to take effect.

Note that ActiveWndTrackTimeout does not appear to affect auto-focus/auto-raise, while ActiveWndTrkTimeout does."
Guest [Entry]

"Here (sevenforums) is a posting with three ways to accomplish this.
I am using the third solution because I do not want the active window to be automatically raised, but this is a matter of personal preference.
The second method highlighted there uses a third-party application, which is the most easy to use."