Posted 18 February 2010 - 07:18 AM
This installation of Windows XP home is very new and anti-virus and firewall protection has been active and up to date so I don't expect that is the cause.
In the midst of typing on a document, email, or even twice whilst I'm typing this post, a background window suddenly takes over as the active window. I wondered if this was some sort of sloppy keyboard technique causing a keyboard shortcut to activate, but it happens to other users on the same computer, and doesn't occur on our other computer.
It can even occur when no typing or mouse activity is occuring, or during mouse-only activity. I have wondered if it some sort of "rogue" mouse trigger at work, as this computer is also prone to "wandering mouse pointer" where the mouse pointer temporarily mis-behaves and moves of its own accord, or in very different motions to the movement of the mouse itself.