Individual windows won't hold



sherlock
07-10-2005, 01:43 AM
I don't even know what this is called, so I can't search for an answer. In
Outlook especially this happens, also during games. The window I am viewing
(using or typing a message or playing a game) "pops" off. In other words,
the dark blue strip at the top that shows the window is active, becomes light
blue and the window becomes inactive - for no apparent reason. When I am
writing, it happens frequently and I have to then click the window back on
and relocate the cursor. In games, the screen goes to black and I have to
double click to get the game screen back up. Is there a diagnostic I can run
or something I can do. Or, could you tell me what this is called so I can
research it? I am no techie, so simple is very important. Thanks to anyone
who can help me.

gilm0079
07-10-2005, 01:43 AM
Sounds like spyware or a virus. I would try scanning you hard drive for
viruses and for spyware. Microsoft has a very nice spyware remover that is
free. Go to microsoft's website and search for spyware. It is probably the
first link that pops up. I would give that a try, otherwise it sounds kind
of flakey.

gilm0079

"sherlock" wrote:

> I don't even know what this is called, so I can't search for an answer. In
> Outlook especially this happens, also during games. The window I am viewing
> (using or typing a message or playing a game) "pops" off. In other words,
> the dark blue strip at the top that shows the window is active, becomes light
> blue and the window becomes inactive - for no apparent reason. When I am
> writing, it happens frequently and I have to then click the window back on
> and relocate the cursor. In games, the screen goes to black and I have to
> double click to get the game screen back up. Is there a diagnostic I can run
> or something I can do. Or, could you tell me what this is called so I can
> research it? I am no techie, so simple is very important. Thanks to anyone
> who can help me.

Elby
07-10-2005, 01:43 AM
Just a thought, this happens to me sometimes. Do you have one of those mice
that is a flat square below your keyboard (pointing device)?

I have one and what you describe happens a lot when I accidentally touch the
mouse while typing. If the curser is set to another window then the one I'm
working in will deactivate.

"gilm0079" <gilm0079@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5B361260-D9CC-4B34-BCAB-C5CC49196FEA@microsoft.com...
> Sounds like spyware or a virus. I would try scanning you hard drive for
> viruses and for spyware. Microsoft has a very nice spyware remover that
> is
> free. Go to microsoft's website and search for spyware. It is probably
> the
> first link that pops up. I would give that a try, otherwise it sounds
> kind
> of flakey.
>
> gilm0079
>
> "sherlock" wrote:
>
>> I don't even know what this is called, so I can't search for an answer.
>> In
>> Outlook especially this happens, also during games. The window I am
>> viewing
>> (using or typing a message or playing a game) "pops" off. In other
>> words,
>> the dark blue strip at the top that shows the window is active, becomes
>> light
>> blue and the window becomes inactive - for no apparent reason. When I am
>> writing, it happens frequently and I have to then click the window back
>> on
>> and relocate the cursor. In games, the screen goes to black and I have
>> to
>> double click to get the game screen back up. Is there a diagnostic I can
>> run
>> or something I can do. Or, could you tell me what this is called so I
>> can
>> research it? I am no techie, so simple is very important. Thanks to
>> anyone
>> who can help me.


Individual windows won't hold