Windows Tip: How To Activate A Window by Hovering Your Mouse Over

By default in Windows, you will have to move your mouse over and physically click it to make it active. But do you also know that Windows has a setting built-in to let you active a window by just hovering your mouse cursor over it?

Here is how…and very easy to follow.

Open Easy of Access Center from Control Panel, and select Make the mouse easier to use.

Easy of Access Center

And check the option “Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse“. Click OK or Apply to make the change affect.

Easy of Access Center - Make the mouse easy in use

It’s just that simple. Thanks to Microsoft for adding this feature in as part of the Windows.

This tip works on both Windows 7 and Windows 8, and is very useful if you don’t often use maximized window that much. It works much better with bunch of windows with different sizes floating around on your large screen. It won’t be much useful if you like all your application running in a maximized mode.

Give it a try. You can always switch it back simply de-selecting the option if you don’t feel liking it.

/via the Windows Club/

Kent Chen

Microsoft MVP, IT Professional, Developer, Geek, and the co-founder of Next of Windows.

Last updated: 08/04/2014

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