I see that i described the problem incorrectly, i have now edited the title of this thread to the correct description.
It is not the cursor, it is the Rack window itself that is loosing focus,
So the color of the title bar changes to the unfocused color, as soon as i move the cursor (mouse) the focus returns to VCV Rack window, and then after a few seconds it happens again.
This only started happening since today after a recent list of plugin updates.
When Rack is not running I don’t have this issue.
I can have several other applications running, but as soon as I start Rack this issue starts to happening, stealing focus from whatever window is active at that moment.
My guess it is one of the updated plugins that is causing this.
I have now tested with a blank patch, and it still happens as soon as I started Rack.
So i managed to track it down to the Synaptics Touchpad driver.
Apparently this 2004 update is quite significant.
So after i had reinstalled the original mobo chipset update, disabled several startup services that i wasn’t using anyway, disabled almost everything in the list of “O&O Shutup10”.
The only thing left that i was suspicious of was the touchpad. After uninstalling the Synaptics driver the problem was gone. So i guess i have to wait and look for a new updated version of that driver and its software.
I am leaving this here for reference.
edit: this is now fixed as well, i simply updated the PS/2 mouse entry in the device manager, with the original Synaptics driver that came with the notebook. Touchpad is working again as it should and all seems well and back to the state it was before this weird OS update.
The funny thing in this whole story, it was because of Rack that i noticed this problem.
It wasn’t really apparent (yet) from using other applications.
So… thanks VCV!
I do as well… except for the drivers, the 7 generations of UI, the global Registry database, the update procedure and delivery, the console, the companion applications, the ecosystem, the heavy legacy burdens, the historic shadyness of the company behind, the proprietary subsystems and interfaces, the hopeless string handling and encoding, its incestious relationship with hardware vendors, etc. etc. Apart from all that I love it and use (suffer) it for work 8 hours a day for more than 25 years