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Application launch issues

by davidcho02 / July 9, 2009 12:15 PM PDT


I have Windows XP running via BootCamp on my MacBook.

Occasionally, when I double click an icon to launch the program, the properties menu of the selected program will launch instead of the desired program. (For example: If I double click the Firefox icon, the Firefox "properties" window will launch.)

Also, when I manually open this program from either the start menu, or Run program, the application is unable to use the keyboard. Such as not being able to type in a web address in Firefox.

I also think its important to say that a restart fixes these problems, but not a log out and back in.


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So it works pretty much like Windows does for most of us?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 9, 2009 11:33 PM PDT

Not to tell you what you already suspected but are you sure you did this proper? BootCamp required XP SP2 and installation while easy was still a few more steps than most like. For instance those drivers.

Are you sure it is "XP" that you installed?

NO I am asking what was used for the install, not what it reports after you update.

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Second idea. Stickykeys.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 9, 2009 11:35 PM PDT

Turn off, disable Stickykeys. What is that?

Research XP STICKYKEYS on your favorite search engine.

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