"Active window on hover" for Default

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LipinskiCAD
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"Active window on hover" for Default

Post by LipinskiCAD » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:20 pm

XMBC Version: 2.18.8
Windows Version: Windows 10 Pro (1903 - 18362.535)
Mouse Information (brand/model): UtechSmart Venus MMO Gaming Mouse
Relevant Computer Information (CPU, RAM etc): Xeon E5, 16GB RAM
How long have you used XMBC?: 2 days
What language and keyboard layout do you use in Windows?: English

Am I doing something wrong, or can you not set "Active window on hover" as a Default setting?

Here is my situation:

I use "Active window on hover" on a regular basis. It's on all the time (turned on through other means). However, there is one application (OUTLOOK.EXE) where it gets wonky, especially with autofill dropdowns when composing a new message.

I was hoping that XMBC could disable or turn off "Active window on hover" when using specific applications.

However, it seems like I can only do the opposite. The "Active window on hover" option is greyed out for the Default settings, while it's usable in specific application settings.

And having it unchecked in a specific application setting (OUTLOOK.EXE, for instance) does not seem to work.

Any ideas?

Thanks, in advance.

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phil
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Re: "Active window on hover" for Default

Post by phil » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:54 pm

You are correct. Activate windows on hover is a profile specific thing. this was because basically it was/is unreliable and didn't work well with many programs. Actually I think you can turn it on by default but only by manually editing the setting XML file.

If you want to try it and see if it helps, find the settings file XMBCSettings.xml (hold CTRL and left click the XMBC icon in the system tray to open the settings folder in explorer).

Close (exit) XMBC fully

Edit the file and look for

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<ActivateOnMouseOver Enable="false" Delay="250" />
Change false to true

Reload XMBC and see what happens.

Let me know how you get on if you do try this!
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