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Change Time to Activate Window by Hovering Over with Mouse Pointer in Windows 11

By default in Windows, you need to click/tap on a window to make it active and bring it into focus.

If you turn on Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse pointer, you can activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse pointer for a half second (500 ms) by default.

If you like, you can change the timeout delay to what you want for how long you need to hover over a window before it activates.

This tutorial will show you how to change the timeout to activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse pointer for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Activate Window by Hovering Over with Mouse Pointer in Windows 11

By default in Windows, you need to click/tap on a window to make it active and bring it into focus.

If wanted, you can turn on to activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse pointer for a half second (500 ms).

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse pointer for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Mouse Pointer Speed in Windows 11

The mouse pointer, which is sometimes referred to as the cursor, is a bitmap that specifies a focus point on the screen for user input with the mouse.

You can change the speed at which the mouse pointer moves if it is moving too slow or fast for you.

This tutorial will show you how to change the mouse pointer speed for your account in Windows 11.

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Change Mouse Pointer Style, Color, and Size in Windows 11

The mouse pointer, which is sometimes referred to as the cursor, is a bitmap that specifies a focus point on the screen for user input with the mouse.

You can change the mouse pointer style, color, and size to make it easier to see in Windows 11.

This tutorial will show you how to change mouse pointer style, color, and size for your account in Windows 11.

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Change Mouse Hover Time in Windows 11

The mouse hover time is the time in milliseconds that the mouse pointer has to stay hovered over an item before an event happens. For example:

The default mouse hover time is 400 milliseconds, but you can change this time if wanted.

This tutorial will show you how to change the mouse hover time for an auto select or open event for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11.

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