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Windows 7: Typing cursor always active

26 Oct 2013   #1
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Typing cursor always active

Whenever a window is active, the typing cursor appears on whatever object is selected. It's difficult to explain, please look at the video attached. I'm not sure why it has started doing this, but I can't find anyway to stop it.




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26 Oct 2013   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If you have a restore point going back some time, that may be worth a try. You could make a restore point now, then if using the old restore point does not fix it, at least you can get back current.

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26 Oct 2013   #3
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Unfortunately it doesn't look like there are any restore points that predate the problem. Any other ideas?
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26 Oct 2013   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Filling in system specs is a good idea. Laptop/Desktop is radically different. I'm finding that out as a new first time laptop owner. I have no clue what you are running on.
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26 Oct 2013   #5
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Check that you do not have "hide pointer when typing" set. Open Control Panel select Mouse then Pointer Options. Untick hide pointer when typing. This might fix your problem.
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26 Oct 2013   #6
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Filling in system specs is a good idea. Laptop/Desktop is radically different. I'm finding that out as a new first time laptop owner. I have no clue what you are running on.
Sorry, I didn't realize, I'll fill those in as soon as I get the chance.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Check that you do not have "hide pointer when typing" set. Open Control Panel select Mouse then Pointer Options. Untick hide pointer when typing. This might fix your problem.
Unfortunately, didn't work.
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26 Oct 2013   #7
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

If it's on Firefox (it might the same on other browsers) it's because the F7 was pressed which
enables Caret Browsing that causes that courser to appear.
What browser are you using?

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27 Oct 2013   #8
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks, that was it, I must have turned that on at some point and forgotten to turn it off. I had originally thought that it was an issue that encompassed more than just Firefox because Skype has been doing something strange as well, as you can see in the pictures. It is putting a dotted box around whatever is clicked on. However it must be unrelated, it's not happening with any other programs. Thanks for pointing that out YoYo155.


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27 Oct 2013   #9
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

You're welcome, it happened to me once before and it was really irritating!
If you feel the issue is solved please mark the thread as so as well .
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27 Oct 2013   #10
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Sure, thanks.
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