Winaero XMouse Tuner

For unknown reasons, Windows always had a set of hidden features which can affect the X-Mouse feature behavior. Xmouse is a feature which allows the focus of windows to follow the mouse pointer, meaning, as you move the mouse pointer around, the window which is under the mouse pointer becomes the active window. In Windows Vista and later versions such as Windows 7, and Windows 8/8.1, Microsoft added a built-in option to turn on Xmouse, but it is very basic. I decided to create an advanced tweaking software for the XMouse feature.
The latest version is, see the change log below.

Winaero XMouse Tuner is a simple portable app which supports Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. It allows you to control the XMouse on the fly and change its settings. You can change the following options:

  • enable or disable window activation option by mouse hover.
  • change the window activation timeout when the mouse pointer hovers it.
  • enable or disable window raising when it is hovered.

Change log

Now it is possible to set the timeout to less than 500ms. You can set it to 100ms.
Intial release

Winaero XMouse Tuner works in Windows x86 and x64. No separate x64 build required.

This app has been superseded by Winaero Tweaker and is no longer being maintained. Use the following options from Winaero Tweaker:

You can download Winaero Tweaker here: Download Winaero Tweaker.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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