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When pressing cmd + Tab the mouse can steal focus of a program icon. This is frustrating.

Is there a setting to make the cmd + Tab ignore the mouse?

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Proving negatives is difficult ;) –  MattiSG Sep 18 '12 at 15:23
    
It only takes focus when the cursor moves. Do you want to move your cursor while switching programs? Also, there is no setting I know of which can disable this behaviour, though there may be third party solutions. –  duci9y Sep 18 '12 at 15:59
    
@duci9y I only ask because I use cmd + tab all the time, and it's annoying me. As a web developer I might start to switch apps before an action has completed holding cmd until it does, then press cmd + r in a browser, during that time the mouse has moved my focus. –  Alan Whitelaw Sep 18 '12 at 16:21
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@duci9y Yes the mouse is moving, I'm not reporting a bug, I'm asking if it is possible to Stop mouse interfering with Cmd + Tab menu. I am looking for suggestions for 3rd party plugin's or settings to change that are not in system preferences –  Alan Whitelaw Sep 19 '12 at 7:33
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Then no, there isn’t. –  duci9y Sep 19 '12 at 8:05
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