Google Chrome Find Keyboard Shortcut Doesn’t work – FIX

September 3, 2009 · 19 comments

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.

The Fix:

  1. Open KatMouse Settings.
  2. Select the Classes Tab.
  3. Drag the target on to the Chrome window.
    DragTargetToChromeWindow
  4. Double-click the “Chrome_RenderWidgetHostHWND” class and clear the checkbox labeled “Window has wheel scrolling support?” and click OK.
    SetClassProperties
  5. Click OK to close the KatMouse Properties window.

You should now be able to scroll in Chrome without the window losing focus.

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