Add an option 'focus follows mouse' to ArcGIS Pro

10-18-2019 12:44 AM
Status: Closed
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In some old Unix systems there was a concept of "focus follows mouse", whereby the window underneath the mouse automatically had the focus.

This concept would be a useful option within ArcGIS Pro. The use case is working with multiple windows, eg a Map and Scene side-by-side. When the mouse is over the Scene, panning should apply immediately even in the Map previously had the focus. (Currently you must click once in the Scene to give it focus before panning, zooming, identifying etc can occur).

scene and map side-by-side

I envisage this as an option, not the default behaviour.

Status changed to: Needs Clarification

@StephenLead we were looking at this one recently and if I understand the original request, it seems like the behavior in the current software is what you were asking for. 

Can you take a look at and test in ArcGIS Pro 3.0 and let me know if this is now resolved?

Thank you!


Thanks Kory,

It looks like the behaviour has changed since I logged this request - the new behaviour is exactly as I anticipated so this is resolved.

Many thanks,


Status changed to: Closed

Glad to hear that, Steve. Thank you for confirming!