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Windows 7 active window keeps deselecting itself

by notarysojak / January 23, 2013 11:49 PM PST

For the past six months or so I've had the problem of having my active window deselect itself many time during a often as every ten seconds or so. I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit installed on a Dell Xps 15z-i7.

I have read most of the windows forum suggestions on this topic, and none have work for more than a week or two. I have run ARO software checks and Advanced System Care 6 Pro. No help.

Any ideas?

I updated my Nvidia help.

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Sounds like touchpad
by wpgwpg / January 23, 2013 11:58 PM PST

Do you have your touchpad active? It could be that when your hand touches parts of the touchpad, this could be happening. I can use touchpads when I have to, but normally I disable it and use a mouse. Personally I think the touchpad is a masochistic device designed by evil demons. Devil

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I don't think so...
by notarysojak / January 24, 2013 1:41 AM PST
In reply to: Sounds like touchpad

My hand is usually resting on my mouse (wireless Microsoft). I may deactivate it just for the heck of it though. I never use it. This problem has been reported by many. just Google the question to see all the replies. none has worked for me though.

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Did you try the usual?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2013 12:00 AM PST

That is, look at what's running and reduce those things? It could be as simple as an app that was added or updated. Here's the deal. You know what's running so you can run less and less till you get it.

You should also try another user account to see if that happens there.

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I tried
by notarysojak / January 24, 2013 2:07 AM PST
In reply to: Did you try the usual?

checking on all the active processes using Windows Task Manager. But I don't know enough about which ones should be running. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

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Then try a new user account.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2013 2:20 AM PST
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That way you can compare the two. As to what's running, we google that and learn what each item is.

Bonus research? Go get HIJACKTHIS and product a log file. Now research each line to figure out what each does.


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I'll give that a try
by notarysojak / January 24, 2013 5:48 AM PST


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(NT) Typo. Spell check passed too. try "produce"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2013 5:50 AM PST
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