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    Strange drop-down list box problem

    Sometimes when a Windows XP dialog box comes up, a drop down box may suddenly start coming down and up all on its own. This makes it impossible to change the file name in a Save As box for instance.

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    When I tried to take a picture of it with Printkey desktop program it stopped doing it. Wonder what causes it? It also may do it in the Address Box of an Explorer Folder File list window.
    Last edited by burger2227; 2013-07-23 at 18:51.

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    Burger,

    Sounds like your Mouse Hover settings are messed up. See it this post will help. HTH
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    Use a camera to take a picture of the screen. In this way, you won't have to hit any keys to get a print of the screen.

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    I figured it might be the mouse, but clicking and moving did not help. It would not even let me highlight the text in the drop down list entry area.

    In the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse] key you should set these:

    MouseHoverTime : REG_SZ : hover time in milliseconds : 400 default
    MouseHoverWidth : REG_SZ : hover width in pixels * 2 : 4 default (2 pixels)
    MouseHoverHeight : REG_SZ : hover height in pixels * 2 : 4 default (2 pixels)
    I don't have any Hover settings in the Registry. I'm using a Logitech mouse and wireless keyboard with a Unifying receiver in the USB. It also has Setpoint.

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    Last edited by burger2227; 2013-07-23 at 14:34.

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