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#1 jscott4936

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 03:34 PM

For the past three days, when I am in a window, whether in a program or on the web, every few seconds the cursor disappears, the title bar changes color, and I am unable to continue typing or using other keys on keyboard. If I click on page with the mouse, everything returns to normal. This lasts only for a few seconds and then it happens again. Anyone ever heard of this? Is there a solution besides reinstalling XP?

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 05:39 PM

This will happen when the current window you are looking at becomes inactive as another window takes over. To verify this, open two Interent Explorer windows and size them to half of the screen each and so they are beside each other. Click back and forth. Is this the situation you are observing?

Do you use a pop-up blocker? That may have something to do with it.

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 06:58 PM

This happens even i am in a program such as Microsoft Word. It doesn't just happen on the web. Thanks for trying, though.

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 07:07 PM

Its the same prinicipal. It sure sounds like something is causing your window to become inactive.

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 08:06 PM

Open up Task Manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL), and see if another application pops up when it happens.
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