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Windows XP "on top" issue

 
 
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      17th May 2006
I have a program window open, and then open a second window. The second
window is "on top" until I move the cursor outside the second window's
display area. At that point, the second window dissapears behind the original
window. On the task bar, I can left click once to restore the second window,
but when I move the cursor out of the task bar area, the second window
dissapears again. Has anyone any idea how to fix this issue?
Thanks!
Joe

 
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      17th May 2006
=?Utf-8?B?SzRNRA==?= <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> I have a program window open, and then open a second window. The
> second window is "on top" until I move the cursor outside the second
> window's display area. At that point, the second window dissapears
> behind the original window. On the task bar, I can left click once to
> restore the second window, but when I move the cursor out of the task
> bar area, the second window dissapears again. Has anyone any idea how
> to fix this issue? Thanks!
> Joe
>
>


Is this ANY window or the window belonging to a specific program ?
 
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Bob I
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      17th May 2006
Sounds like "focus follows" mouse. Some mouse utilities have a setting
that can do that for you.

K4MD wrote:

> I have a program window open, and then open a second window. The second
> window is "on top" until I move the cursor outside the second window's
> display area. At that point, the second window dissapears behind the original
> window. On the task bar, I can left click once to restore the second window,
> but when I move the cursor out of the task bar area, the second window
> dissapears again. Has anyone any idea how to fix this issue?
> Thanks!
> Joe
>


 
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=?Utf-8?B?SzRNRA==?=
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      17th May 2006
Any new window.

"DanS" wrote:

> =?Utf-8?B?SzRNRA==?= <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> news:(E-Mail Removed):
>
> > I have a program window open, and then open a second window. The
> > second window is "on top" until I move the cursor outside the second
> > window's display area. At that point, the second window dissapears
> > behind the original window. On the task bar, I can left click once to
> > restore the second window, but when I move the cursor out of the task
> > bar area, the second window dissapears again. Has anyone any idea how
> > to fix this issue? Thanks!
> > Joe
> >
> >

>
> Is this ANY window or the window belonging to a specific program ?
>

 
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      17th May 2006
=?Utf-8?B?SzRNRA==?= <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> Any new window.
>
> "DanS" wrote:
>
>> =?Utf-8?B?SzRNRA==?= <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
>> news:(E-Mail Removed):
>>
>> > I have a program window open, and then open a second window. The
>> > second window is "on top" until I move the cursor outside the second
>> > window's display area. At that point, the second window dissapears
>> > behind the original window. On the task bar, I can left click once to
>> > restore the second window, but when I move the cursor out of the task
>> > bar area, the second window dissapears again. Has anyone any idea how
>> > to fix this issue? Thanks!
>> > Joe
>> >
>> >

>>
>> Is this ANY window or the window belonging to a specific program ?
>>


I'd look first to Bob idea, but if you haven't done anything/installed
anything......

Have you tried a system restore ?
 
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      17th May 2006
Go to Microsoft's website and search for Tweak UI or follow this link:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx
and look down the side for Tweak UI and dowload it. You can try this
direct link to the download as well:
http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...ertoySetup.exe

After downloading and installing, run it and go to the Mouse option and
expand it > choose X-Mouse and change the settings there.. Hope that
helps.

Let us know if it does.

 
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      19th May 2006
Please read my latest post.
Thanks,
K4MD

"Bob I" wrote:

> Sounds like "focus follows" mouse. Some mouse utilities have a setting
> that can do that for you.
>
> K4MD wrote:
>
> > I have a program window open, and then open a second window. The second
> > window is "on top" until I move the cursor outside the second window's
> > display area. At that point, the second window dissapears behind the original
> > window. On the task bar, I can left click once to restore the second window,
> > but when I move the cursor out of the task bar area, the second window
> > dissapears again. Has anyone any idea how to fix this issue?
> > Thanks!
> > Joe
> >

>
>

 
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      19th May 2006
Thanks for the replies! The problem is solved, but I'm not sure which effort
was the winner. Here is what I did:
I had already used the Tweak.ui to try to fix the problem. The second thing
I did was to relaod the Intellimouse Optical driver, and reinstall it. I do
believe this was the most effective thing I did, but wait until you here what
happened next.
I rebooted my computer, and it hung in the restart process. Reset button
would not work, and there is no power switch (HP), so I unplugged it for
several minutes. After reattaching the power cord, the restart still hung, so
I again unplugged the computer. I opened the case and checked the seating of
all cards and RAM. Reapplied power, and the same stall was still present.
Exasperated, I unplugged the machine and went to bed. The next morning, I
reattached the power cord and the machine restarted normally, and the problem
was fixed! So was it Tweak.ui, Driver update from the latest one on the
Microsoft downloads, or some other thing...
I just don't know. I will tell you that the unreliable restart has me
considering the hardware replacement avenue. Again thanks for the replies!!!
K4MD

"(E-Mail Removed)" wrote:

> Go to Microsoft's website and search for Tweak UI or follow this link:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx
> and look down the side for Tweak UI and dowload it. You can try this
> direct link to the download as well:
> http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...ertoySetup.exe
>
> After downloading and installing, run it and go to the Mouse option and
> expand it > choose X-Mouse and change the settings there.. Hope that
> helps.
>
> Let us know if it does.
>
>

 
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      19th May 2006
Please read my latest post.
Thanks,
K4MD

"DanS" wrote:

> =?Utf-8?B?SzRNRA==?= <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> news:(E-Mail Removed):
>
> > Any new window.
> >
> > "DanS" wrote:
> >
> >> =?Utf-8?B?SzRNRA==?= <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> >> news:(E-Mail Removed):
> >>
> >> > I have a program window open, and then open a second window. The
> >> > second window is "on top" until I move the cursor outside the second
> >> > window's display area. At that point, the second window dissapears
> >> > behind the original window. On the task bar, I can left click once to
> >> > restore the second window, but when I move the cursor out of the task
> >> > bar area, the second window dissapears again. Has anyone any idea how
> >> > to fix this issue? Thanks!
> >> > Joe
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >> Is this ANY window or the window belonging to a specific program ?
> >>

>
> I'd look first to Bob idea, but if you haven't done anything/installed
> anything......
>
> Have you tried a system restore ?
>

 
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cquirke (MVP Windows shell/user)
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      20th May 2006
>> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in

>> > I have a program window open, and then open a second window. The
>> > second window is "on top" until I move the cursor outside the second
>> > window's display area. At that point, the second window dissapears
>> > behind the original window.


That sounds like the X-window (or is it called X-mouse?) feature, as
enabled via TweakUI. This is borrowed from Unix X-window GUIs, where
hovering the mouse pointer over a window's area will bring it to the
top. I find it distracting, and prefer not to use it myself.



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