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Old 12-14-2016, 10:47 AM
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I'm sure this has been asked and answered, but I cannot find the term to use to search for my issue.

When I am working in another app or window, or on a different Word document for that matter, when I click between my document and another window, most applications move the blinking cursor to the location that I click the mouse pointer. But with MS Word, I have to click a SECOND TIME to move the blinking cursor (the insertion point??) to the point where the mouse pointer is.

Can I change that behavior, and how?

I want the insertion point to move to my mouse click location on the FIRST click.

Thanks in advance!

Edit: I might add this-- As an example, I use Notepad++ for editing plain text docs, and it always moves the insertion point to the mouse-click location on the first click. This is the behavior I want in MS Word.


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Old 12-14-2016, 02:45 PM
Charles Kenyon Charles Kenyon is offline Cursor location on first click -- insertion point Windows 10 Cursor location on first click -- insertion point Office 2013
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AFAIK, this has always been the behavior of Word and I know of no way to change it.

The first mouse click activates the Window, the second places the insertion point. You are correct that this is different in other applications. I know of no way to change it in the other applications, either.
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