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Windows 7: Clicking the red "x" will NOT close the window until I move the mouse.

07 Sep 2011   #1

windows 7 64 bit
Clicking the red "x" will NOT close the window until I move the mouse.

Let me see if I can explain this so you guys can understand what my problem is.

Lets say I have just clicked on the Internet explorer and the window opened up just like it is suppose to do. Now lets say that you want to close that Explorer window.

What I have done for many many years all I have ever done was click on that red "X" in the upper right hand corner of the window and the window has always just went away or closed.

Now for some reason it won't do that anymore. Now if I move my mouse arrow to that red "X" and click on it the window stays open.

The windows will stay open as long as I leave my mouse arrow right on that red "X" . as soon as I move my mouse arrow off of the red "X" then and ONLY then will that window close!

Any suggestions guys? I have been coming to this fourm for a long time and also have been to others also. This is THE ONLY one that has helped me EVERY time.

So I guess this fourm has the BEST members. This fourm has helped me fix EVERY problem I have EVER asked about. I hope it will be the same this time.



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07 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

8 Hours and no replies ???? I`m shocked !

First off are you using IE8 ?
Can you minimize and maximize okay ?
Will it close using Alt + F4 ?
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07 Sep 2011   #3

windows 7 64 bit

I'm using Internet explorer 9. and it also does it if i try to Minimize or Maximize. It does the same thing no matter which one i click on. If I click on any of the 3 the window stays open until I move the mouse arrow.

i'll have to try that later and see if that works but i did answer the other parts of your questions.

thanks for the reply.

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07 Sep 2011   #4

windows 7 64 bit

Now for some dumb reason when I tried to use the Alt+f4 they all work now. i can click on the "x" and all the other ones and now the windows all close so I guess it fixed

sounds like my luck.


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07 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Can I get a hooyaa please !!!!!

I highly suggest getting rid of IE9

It didn`t fix itself, WE fixed it !!
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07 Sep 2011   #6

windows 7 64 bit

I have never had a single problem with IE9 before and I just figured out what the problem was and it wasn't IE9 at all it was a toolbar i just installed for MSN games.

I un-installed the MSN games toolbar and it stopped doing that. I usually don't have to many problems with my computer. When I built it I made it so it would be state of the art for even now.

1. Intel core 2 quad
2. Gigabyte Motherboard maxed out with very high speed 8 Gigs of Ram
3. 3 One terabyte hard drives (Raided together)
4. 850 Watts power supply.
5. EVGA 8800 GTX Nvidia video card with 650 ram onboard. Super over clocked from the factory.
6. Antec 900 Tower. Very nice tower still today. I have had to replace a few of the fans but that happens when your computer is in the same room as a smoker like me.
7. 2 cd/DVD burners and 1 blue ray.
8. Windows 7 Ultimate X64 bit version of windows. Thank god they replaced The Vista Memory hog. I have 8 gigs of ram and at Idle windows 7 idles at 1.2 Gig when Vista used to idle at 3 Gigs or more.

The problems I have are usually small ones like I asked about here.

thanks for the help guys so i'm signing off now. i have alot or banking and a few other things to do for some of my friends computers that are having problems. I have a friend that is on his way over right now that wants me to update all his drivers and update his Bios also.

Then I want to update my firmware for my 10/100/1000 D-Link router so I can get as much speed out of comcast as I can. I'm running comcast at about 60 Kbps right now so I might be able to get it to 60.5 if I update the

Thanks Again.

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 Clicking the red "x" will NOT close the window until I move the mouse.

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