I huge annoyance for me the past few days has been that pressing Ctrl-F in Chrome wouldn’t bring up the find box until I clicked inside the content area of the browser window.
The problem it turns out has to do with KatMouse. I love KatMouse! It is a utility that allows you to use your scroll wheel to scroll inactive windows. The problem was that scrolling the Chrome window with KatMouse would cause it to go inactive.
- Open KatMouse Settings.
- Select the Classes Tab.
- Drag the target on to the Chrome window.
- Double-click the “Chrome_RenderWidgetHostHWND” class and clear the checkbox labeled “Window has wheel scrolling support?” and click OK.
- Click OK to close the KatMouse Properties window.
You should now be able to scroll in Chrome without the window losing focus.