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    hotkey for returning mouse cursor after snapping to

    So in the Windows there is this good "snap to" thing that when I open something new like a window or dialog box and there is a highlighted button or something like OK button, the mouse automatically jumps to that location so that I can easily click on it.

    Now my question is that if there is any way I can return the pointer to its original place after closing the new window.

    For example right now my cursor is somewhere in the screen (let's call this place the original location).


    As an example in Firefox when the save windows pops up, the pointer jumps to the Save button in that window but after I'm done with saving how can I return the pointer to its previous position using a hotkey?

    Thank y'all
    Last edited by boyboy400; April 18th, 2011 at 06:22 AM.

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    Hi there,

    I don't think that you can, which is why I believe I don't use the feature. I guess it depends on how you use your machine, but I found that I lost as much as I gained, so it wasn't really worth it? I haven't tried it in Vista or 7 though, so it might be possible now.

    Not quite the same, but there is a feature that highlights where your mouse pointer is.............it doesn't move it though.

    EDIT:

    I suspect that what happens is you go to a new page and it looks for a "hotspot" and goes to it. When you come back it tries to do the same thing but can't find one so stays in the position it found on the previous page.
    Last edited by nihil; April 22nd, 2011 at 08:53 AM.
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    go to "about:config" using the URL space. you can change just about anything there.

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