How to Enable or Disable Window Activation by Hovering in Windows 11

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This summary explains how to enable or disable “Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse” in Windows 11. The procedure involves opening the Control Panel app, navigating to “Ease of Access Center” under “Ease of Access”, and clicking on “Make the mouse easier to use.” In the settings pane, select or deselect…

This article describes steps to enable or disable “Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse” in Windows 11.

In Windows, one needs to click on a window to bring it into focus and make it active. Windows in the background are inactive by default.

While windows in the background are inactive, users can scroll inactive (background) windows by hovering over them in Windows.

The steps below show you how to activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse in Windows 11.

Active window by hovering over it with the mouse using the Control Panel app

As described above, users can enable or disable “Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse” in Windows 11.

Here’s how to do that.

First, open the Control Panel app.

When the Control Panel app opens, go to the Control Panel -> Ease of Access -> Ease of Access Center settings page.

Control Panel -> Ease of Access -> Ease of Access Center

On the Control Panel -> Ease of Access -> Ease of Access Center, under Explore all settings, click on the link that says “Make the mouse easier to use.”

windows control panel make the mouse easier to use link
the windows control panel makes the mouse easier to use the link

On the Control Panel -> Ease of Access -> Ease of Access Center -> Make the mouse easier to use the settings pane, select the box next to “Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse” to enable.

To disable it, uncheck the box.

windows activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse
windows activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable “Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse” in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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