The problem is that occasionally, while I'm typing, random windows/functions start popping up in the program I'm using. I only do any typing in Firefox and MS Word 2003, and it happens in both programs. I don't know if it would happen with anything else, but I wouldn't be surprised.
What happens is that suddenly things pop up that I didn't ask for. For example, I'll be typing in a firefox window such as this, and suddenly a history sidebar is open, or several new tabs, or my typing is now in the address bar instead of where I was originally. Or, in Word, suddenly my text is center justified, or the "save as" window is open and my typing is happening in the blank there. It seems to come in clusters, and happens about every other day or so. I've been ignoring it, but it's been happening more and more. There's never any ads, pop-ups, or anything especially malicious - the program just all of a sudden performs a function I didn't ask for, as if I hit some macro key combination, except it happens when I'm simply typing text. I'm almost certain I'm not hitting the Ctrl key on accident; I've been trying to keep track of what letter it happens with, and Ctrl+[that letter] doesn't reproduce the result. There's no pattern as to which letter it happens with.
Thanks in advance!
Edited by elisethestranger, 11 March 2010 - 12:11 AM.