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focus the sidewise panel instead of page rows on mouse hover

royalcrown 7 years ago updated 7 years ago 2

I know that "focus page rows on mouse hover" exists for mac users. However, I was wondering if there could be an option that would focus the sidewise panel, rather than specific rows. Focusing the rows on hover makes it easy to accidentally pick the wrong tab, and it still takes two clicks to remove or hibernate a tab. If the mouse would automatically focus on the sidebar as a whole, then only one click would be needed to access any of the tab interface and behave much more like Windows.

I realized after posting this suggestion that the author had already planned on including this feature, but ran into some difficulties. If anyone else is having a similar problem as I am, I have found a somewhat workable solution called MightyMouse:


http://www.atomicbird.com/about/mac-apps


Enable auto-raise on mouse hover in order to achieve focus on mouse hover. Unfortunately this works for all open applications, so to restrict the feature to just Chrome, you must whitelist every other application. Messy solution, but it works for now.

Apparently several such programs exist... the best one so far: http://infinite-labs.net/afloat/#download