Unable to use controller while window is inactive

I've tried a lot of different ways to force the controller to work with the game while the window isn't active, but nothing has worked. (Compatibility, administration, launcher settings, etc.). Is there any one else who has this issue, or was able to solve it? I've tried reinstalling 2-3 times and still nothing. It was the same for both the MS store and Steam versions, but the JP version works fine and lets me play with the controller outside of the window being active.

Haven't tried it in PSO2 personally (I play PSO2 with M&KB) but Displayfusion program has a hotkey that fools windows into thinking they are currently active no matter what, I use it in other games that don't read controller inputs if I am clicked on something else like you describe.