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Alt-Tab Causes Run-away Icons

Sep 7, 2009 2:46 PM

Catchy title, but true. When I click Alt-Tab to switch between apps, the icons blink and alternate very quickly. I can still switch programs, but usually I "miss" and another app opens up - like Bridge. Not a show-stopper, but very annoying.

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    Sep 7, 2009 2:50 PM   in reply to Alex DeJesus

    I've seen video driver issues do similar, though "missing" the app has not usually part of that.


    Now, for some questions:


    1.) do you have Window Blinds?

    2.) is Aero on?

    3.) is Sidebar on?

    4.) what video card and driver version?

    5.) do you have the MS InteliPoint mouse driver installed?


    Good luck,



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    Sep 7, 2009 9:26 PM   in reply to Alex DeJesus

    I don't see how it would create your exact symptom, but it nothing else is fixing, consider a sticky key/failing keyboard.

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    Sep 8, 2009 2:40 AM   in reply to Alex DeJesus

    I have a similar problem when pressing SHIFT with some symbols such as ( ) [ ] and +


    There is a runaway autorepeat for as long as I keep the SHIFT key depressed, even though the symbol key has been released. This is on an Acer Vista laptop.


    A colleage also had an Acer Vista laptop which exhibited the same behaviour, but nobody else seems to have this problem. I just assumed it was an obscure fault in the keyboard.

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