Monday, May 22, 2017

Make Your Mouse Cursor Jump to the Default Button in System Dialogs


Ever get frustrated by a dialog box that opens way over there, forcing you to move your mouse across the whole screen just to click on OK. Here is the solution.

What you want to do is put a tick mark in this checkbox:
0 Mouse Properties 
Buttons Pointers Pointer Options 
Select a pointer speed 
Wheel 
Hardware 
Z] Enhance pointer precision 
Snap To 
Automatically move pointer to the default button in a 
dialog box 
Visibility 
[3 Display pointer trails 
Z] Hide pointer while typing 
Z] Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key

Here's how:

  1. Right-click on your desktop and choose Personalize from the bottom of the pop-up menu:
    Sort by 
Refresh 
Paste 
Paste sh ortcut 
Git GUI Here 
Git Bash Here 
Graphics Properties... 
Graphics Options 
SVN Checkout... 
TortoiseSVN 
WinMerge 
LSI Shared Folder Synchronization 
Display settings 
Persona lize
  2. Type "mouse" into the field at the upper left hand corner of the dialog box that opens:
    Settings 
Home 
mous 
Mouse settings 
Change your mouse settings 
Ease of Access mouse settings 
Change the mouse pointer size 
Change how far you scroll with the 
mouse wheel 
Show al results 
Taskbar 
Background 
Background 
Solid color 
Choose your background color
  3. Click on "Change your mouse settings" from the resultant list:
    Settings 
Home 
mous 
Mouse settings 
Change your mouse settings 
Ease of Access mouse settings 
Change the mouse pointer size
  4. Click on "Additional mouse options" on the far right side of the dialog:
    Home 
Find a setting 
Devices 
ql Bluetooth & other devices 
Printers & scanners 
Mouse 
Select your primary button 
Roll the mouse wheel to scroll 
Multiple lines at a time •v 
Choose how many lines to scroll each time 
Related settings 
Additional mouse options 
Have a question? 
Get help 
Make Windows better.
  5. This will open the Mouse Properties dialog. Choose the third tab from the left, "Pointer Options":
    0 Mouse Properties 
Buttons Pointers PointerOptions Wheel 
Button configuration 
Switch primary and secondary buttons 
Hardware 
Select this check box to make the button on the 
fight the one you use for primary functions such 
as selecting and dragging 
DoubleClick speed 
DoubleClick the folder to test P)ursetting f the 
folder does not open or close. try using a slower 
Speed Slow 
um on Click lock 
Enablesyou to highlight or drag without holding down the mouse 
button To set. briefly press the mouse button To release. click the 
mouse button again
  6. Finally, check the box as indicated: "Automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box" :
    0 Mouse Properties 
Buttons Pointers Pointer Options 
Select a pointer speed 
Wheel 
Hardware 
Z] Enhance pointer precision 
Snap To 
Automatically move pointer to the default button in a 
dialog box 
Visibility 
[3 Display pointer trails 
Z] Hide pointer while typing 
Z] Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key