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Windows 7: Screen moves from program to desktop

23 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Screen moves from program to desktop

I have Windows 7 on a Toshiba Laptop. When I am in a program, at various times the screen will switch from the program to the Desktop. As soon as I touch the mouse, the screen switches back to the program where I was previously. This is very annoying as i have to keep touching the mouse to get back into my program. I have the touchpad turned off.

Thanks,
Roger K


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23 Feb 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome

Guess what, that feature cost you money.

Bottom right, near clock, there is a little trasparent box.

Put mouse and you can see the desk top.


Right click on it to shut it off. Untick peek at desktop

I like it, I have the temp as a gadget on desktop. I can check it easily.
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23 Feb 2010   #3
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Hello IlliniRam, welcome to Seven Forums!


Here's a tutorial that describes what Rich mentioned, at the link below.

Show Desktop
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23 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for your help. I have turned off the desktop option. Now I get to wait and see if it doesn't happen any more.
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23 Feb 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello IlliniRam, remember to post back and let us know how it sorts out.
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23 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

That was not the problem as it still doing it. I wondered if that was the problem because the mouse pointer is usually in the middle of the screen when this happens and is not being moved over the transparent box in the bottom corner. Any other suggestions?
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23 Feb 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Too bad that didn't fix it; you say you're using an external mouse?
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23 Feb 2010   #8

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Might be the browser. If you are using IE,

Tools>internet options>advanced>reset.

This will remove all add-on, which can be reinstalled later. See it that helps

Check drivers in device manager. Get up dated drivers for graphics.
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23 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

That is correct. I am using an external mouse.
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