Saturday, November 16, 2013

X paste buffer analogue in Windows

There is a very great app over at that actually makes X style select paste possible. The most annoying thing is, that it only works in focused input windows. I have also played with which is actually even better but this unfortunately has the same problems as the non delaying focus switch. If it weren't for the wireless lan I'd even be willing to accept that.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Focus follows mouse under Windows

Back to Windows, many more tweaks coming I fear. Let's start with Focus follows mouse. There is an accessibility setting in the control panel but it also raises the window. If you don't want this, use regedit, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop and add 0x1 to the key UserPreferencesMask (0x41 would be FFM with raising). Documentation can be found at technet. In order to be able to use this (yes it's unusable that way), add another dword-key called ActiveWndTrkTimeout that has the timeout in miliseconds. There are a lot of guides that call it ActiveWndTrackTimeout or ActiveWindowTrackTimeout, both of which don't do anything!