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Question: Highlight or click on text and it disappears!

When I try to highlight a anything it disappears as I drag the cursor over it, same thing if I double click on a word, click on a link in my favorites file it disappears and turns white. This is happening in IE and Firefox. I have a Dell 1710 Vostro with Windows 7. Anyone have any idea what is going on?

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Answer: Highlight or click on text and it disappears!

My guess is that its the graphics card or drivers. Check drivers in Device Manager, for yellow warning markers. Go to the website and get most up to date drivers.

Wishing you good luck

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to copy. Now I get the option to search google as well. Very useful.

Answer:Highlight text and right click

This is on Firefox. On IE,it's search with Bing.

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I mostly use my notebook for typing papers.When in Word 2013, or trying to type in a web address, I cannot drag my curser to select text. I can only select text by clicking three times.Also, I can no longer click on a drop down menu, and then move my curser over the option I want to select THEN click. I must click the drop down menu, hold down the button, drag my curser over to the option I want to select, and then release the button to select the option.It doesn't sound like a big deal but it's really annoying when I'm typing a ten page pape .Please help!

Answer:Cannot highlight text or click drop down menus. Weird mouse ...

Hello @Mbeeding, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! I recognize that the click function on your HP Pavilion 15 Notebook is not working correctly. This type of issue can be caused by either hardware or most likely driver failures. Begin troubleshooting by performing a hard reset. Once the notebook is back on, follow this touchpad / clickpad troubleshooting document: HP Notebook PCs - Using the TouchPad or ClickPad (Windows 10) I look forward to your reply!





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My dad was recently doing some work on this computer and he REALLY changed the settings in Word around. I was able to get most of them back to how I like it, except one.

When I highlight text and click "delete" to erase it or highlight it and start typing to replace it... it doesn't work. It's like some "text protector" where it doesn't delete it.

How do I fix it back to the original way? (I remember this happening once before).

-sachit
 

Answer:WORD: Highlight text and click "delete" doesn't work!

Come on, someone's gotta know.
 

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ive never had this problem before. If anyone can help this weird problem id be thankful.
 

Answer:cant highlight text on pages cant even highlight in notepad

Change your mouse and try again.
 

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Good afternoon,

When I highlight text on a webpage and then Right Click it shows "Search with Yahoo! Search" just below Print preview....
I can't seem to get rid of it.
I don't have Yahoo Toolbar or anything Yahoo installed that I can find.
I have run CCleaner and Advanced System Care etc.
Any ideas will be greatfully accepted.

Kind regards,
PAB

Answer:Highlight & Right Click Text On Webpage Shows "Search With Yahoo! Search"

Welcome
You most likely have your default search engine set to Yahoo. Mine is set to Google and when I right click I get the option to search with Google. If you do not want to have Yahoo appear, change your default search engine to Bing, Google or some other.

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Hi. I'm working on a paper. When I want to use the touchpad to scroll to highlight text to delete it is not highlighting the text. It was working perfectly not too long ago. I'm sure it's something simple but I don't know what happened. Can anyone help me please?

Answer:Lenovo G50 Touchpad not letting scroll to highlight text in word to delete text in Windows 10

hi DonnaR,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
When you highlight the text, are you doing a double tap & hold then drag to highlight the text or click & hold then drag on the touchpad to highlight? 
 
If it's the former then tapping might be disabled. Ensure that the Touchpad driver is installed and the tapping feature is enabled.
 
Drivers:
G50-30:
Touchpad Driver (Elan, Synaptics) for Windows 10 (64-bit)
 
G50-40 / G50-80:
Touchpad Driver (Elan, Synaptics) for Windows 10 (64-bit)
 
G40-45, G50-45, G70-35
Touchpad Driver (Elan, Synaptics) for Windows 10 (64-bit)
 
G50-70:
Touchpad Driver (Elan, Synaptics) for Windows 10 (64-bit)
 
ELAN:
- Link to picture
- Illustration of ELAN Smart-Pad
 
Synaptics:
 - Link to picture
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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It's astounding to me that you remove so many buttons that most users rely on regularly, and then don't provide any obvious instructions or tutorials on how to use all this functionality. So I'm trying to do something incredibly simply with buttons -- select some text to copy or paste or cut. I'm using Windows 7 on a t440s. Apparently the only way to do this -- unreliably -- is to hold the trackpad down (press it all the way in -- not easy to do with one finger!), and try and get the whole thing you need to select in one swoop. If you've mis-positioned your finger on the trackpad to begin the operation, though, you'll run out of space before you get to the edge of the trackpad. And then you need to start over. And keep trying to do it, until you get it. So now an incredibly simple action I did a dozen times a day before the t440s has become nearly impossible. The 3 times I've tried to do it so far, it's taken me a half dozen times each time. It's not gotten easier. Which makes me believe I'm missing something here... So what's the easiest way to select some text on a page, and quickly copy it? If I get find a simple way to do this, sadly, this laptop might be going back. I can't believe this trend to remove the trackpad buttons amongst manufacturers. If I wanted to buy a Mac, I would've bought a Mac. 

Answer:How do I reliably select text or highlight text with t440s trackpad?

You can start by selecting a small portion of text, then release the clickpad, then hold down a Shift key and single-click at the end of the text to be selected -- the selection will expand to encompass the whole text segment ending at your last click.If you prefer tapping to clicking, in most apps you can start by double-tapping on a word (word gets selected) then use Shift in the same way as above, ending with a single-tap.

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For instance, if I highlight a word in a text-entry field, it's a very bright blue. This is also true in Firefox, Thunderbird, Word, OneNote, various fora, etc. but not in Excel.

Prior to installing Windows 10, the highlight in a text-entry field was either pale grey (on dark backgrounds) or darker grey (on light backgrounds), which is what I'd like to have back.

Any ideas?

Answer:Would like to change the text highlight color in text-entry fields

Are you talking about doing this, but with gray and not red?

Open up Notepadcopy the registry settings in the code box(left click 3 times slowly)Paste into NotePadYou will need to find the RGB values(if the ones I have supplied are not what you want) for the color you want, and change them.Create a registry file by saving(to Desktop or Documents) as TextColor.regDouble click the reg file.Sign out, sign in and your finished.To change the values just right click the file and choose edit, make the changes, save, close and see point #6


Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors]
"Hilight"="192 192 192"
"MenuHilight"="192 192 192"

Light Gray RGB=192 192 192
Darker Gray RGB= 105 105 105

Here is the reg file in case you have problems doing it yourself, using light gray: GrayHighlights.zip

Just download. Right click open Properties. Check unblock. Click OK. Extract(unzip) to where ever you want. Double click the Icon. Sign out and back in. Highlight something

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For instance, if I highlight a word in a text-entry field, it's a very bright blue. This is also true in Firefox, Thunderbird, Word, OneNote, various fora, etc. but not in Excel.

Prior to installing Windows 10, the highlight in a text-entry field was either pale grey (on dark backgrounds) or darker grey (on light backgrounds), which is what I'd like to have back.

Any ideas?

Answer:Would like to change the text highlight color in text-entry fields

Are you talking about doing this, but with gray and not red?

Open up Notepadcopy the registry settings in the code box(left click 3 times slowly)Paste into NotePadYou will need to find the RGB values(if the ones I have supplied are not what you want) for the color you want, and change them.Create a registry file by saving(to Desktop or Documents) as TextColor.regDouble click the reg file.Sign out, sign in and your finished.To change the values just right click the file and choose edit, make the changes, save, close and see point #6


Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors]
"Hilight"="192 192 192"
"MenuHilight"="192 192 192"
Light Gray RGB=192 192 192
Darker Gray RGB= 105 105 105

Here is the reg file in case you have problems doing it yourself, using light gray: GrayHighlights.zip

Just download. Right click open Properties. Check unblock. Click OK. Extract(unzip) to where ever you want. Double click the Icon. Sign out and back in. Highlight something

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I recently started using my brothers computer because it's faster then mine. I brought it into my room, and plugged my own mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc. into it. However I took the video card (ATI Radeon 9250) from my old computer and installed it into his becase it's better. When I turned the computer on and installed the driver for the video card, I had an unusual problem. I was unable to highlight any text on the computer, and I was unable to type into text boxes such as the Google search bar or even the one used to change passwords in the Windows User Accounts. No text field will work, it won't even let me click into them (the flashing line doesn't show up, indicating I can type).

I have tried everything to fix this, I used my brothers mouse, keyboard and monitor, I've updated the video card driver, ran virus scans, but nothing. And now when I remove the new video card and use the one with the computer (I uninstalled the drivers as well), it still won't work. It was never like this before, did I somehow permanently damage the computer? I was very careful when I put in the video card. I have never heard of this problem before, and it's driving me insane. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Unable to highlight text or type into text boxes, please help.

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I recently started using my brothers computer because it's faster then mine. I brought it into my room, and plugged my own mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc. into it. However I took the video card (ATI Radeon 9250) from my old computer and installed it into his becase it's better. When I turned the computer on and installed the driver for the video card, I had an unusual problem. I was unable to highlight any text on the computer, and I was unable to type into text boxes such as the Google search bar or even the one used to change passwords in the Windows User Accounts. No text field will work, it won't even let me click into them (the flashing line doesn't show up, indicating I can type).

I have tried everything to fix this, I used my brothers mouse, keyboard and monitor, I've updated the video card driver, ran virus scans, but nothing. And now when I remove the new video card and use the one with the computer (I uninstalled the drivers as well), it still won't work. It was never like this before, did I somehow permanently damage the computer? I was very careful when I put in the video card. I have never heard of this problem before, and it's driving me insane. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

Answer:Unable to highlight text or type into text boxes, please help.

Can anyone help?

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This must sound really basic, but if I use simple code to create a text box like below, in preview in Dreameaver or Frontpage I can use the mouse to highlight the text. When I load it up to my host the text box only allows keyboard control. html> head> title>Test Text input /title> /head> body> textarea rows="3" cols="45" id="1Para" name="LettDet1" >Please add your text here /textarea> /body> /html>Why is this? and what can I do to allow mouse highlighting (like the input box i'm typing in now!)

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I have a new Satellite A350. When I highlight text then try to delete or backspace it the text will not delete. This happens in the URL line, Windows Mail and in Word.

The delete key and backspace key both work individually but I am used to being able to select lines of text and then typing over (or pressing delelte) it to make it disappear.

Now I cannot delete text except by backspacing the text out.
Is there some setting I can change or is it a problem with the laptop?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A350: Highlight text then delete or backspace wont delete text

Hmm? I had the same issue in Word of MS Office.
I solved this using this workaround:

- In the Menu Bar select Tools, Options then the Edit Tab.
- Click in the box called "Typing replaces selection" under +Editing options+ then click OK.

Check if this helps.

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Question: Highlight text

I am working in Microsoft Word and throughout different documents when I highlight text from time to time it will all get deselected and I have to reselect it again. Why is this going on and how can it be fixed? I use a wireless mouse and it uses a USB insert into my laptop. The brand is a Logitech.

Answer:Highlight text

You may not really have a hardware problem at all. MS Word can be overly sensitive at times, especially when performing a function such as highlighting text, and when this happens to me (which it does, from time to time) I just have to slow down and be quite a bit more exacting in my process.

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Whe I hold the left mouse key down and try to highlight text, at best I can only highlight 5 or 6 words from a paragraph I'm trying to cut and copy to another place on a page, and at times I cannot highlight text at all with the mouse.
I cleaned the lense in the Logitech Optical mouse, and the Mouse pointer speed and Double click speed are set at the next to the slowest positions.
Mouse worked fine till about a week ago (it'll be 2 years old in September) & since then, its been nothing but trouble.
The problem occurs in Word2000, and if, when making a post on any Bulletin Board, I need to delete, or cut & paste text it also happens.

Using Word2000, IE5.50, Windows 98SE
 

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I have converted a wordpad document into pdf. Now I want to highlight some portions. How can I do that?

Answer:how to highlight text in a pdf file

Try using Foxit pdf reader, even the free version has a 'highlight text' facility, plus it's a lot better than Adobe pdf reader in loads of other ways as well."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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So you've written a text to someone, is there a way to highlight a portion of the verbage without using quotations

Answer:How do I highlight part of a text?

I use asterisks (*)
Its just text, so you can't really do fancy markup with it.

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Hi everyone. I'm not sure if this is a very silly question or not but..I recently bought a new hp laptop with windows 10 and so far I am not sure that I made the right decision. I cant seem to figure out what used to be very simple basics.How do I highlight text? If I left click and drag I can see the text highlighting as I drag  but as  release the left click to stop highlighting, the blue highlighting disappears from the text again. Its so frustrating and makes my work on the laptop absolutely impossible. Am I doing something wrong? I know I can use the shift key and  across arrows to highlight and  also know that I can double click words or sentences to highlight them but this is very impractical for large areas of text or specific pieces of a large text. Any suggestions or fixes? Thanks Cathy

Answer:How do I highlight text on new laptop?

#Cathy1234:  Unless you have used Windows 8x a lot, Win10 presents a very different look and feel from what you are used to seeing. What you're asking critically depends on the particular application you are using when you are trying to highlight the text. We need to know the name of that applications, and if it's something like Microsoft Word, what version. Thanks

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Does anyone know of an add-in or a program that will highlight text in Outlook 03 without using MS Word as the email editor.

Thank you and have a great day.
 

Answer:highlight text Outlook 03

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Does anyone sell an Outlook addin that will permit me to "highlight" part of an email?

I get two or three page emails and certain lines or paragraphs are important. I can "flag" for followup but I have to reread all 3 pages searching for the reason I'm following up.

Thank you
 

Answer:Highlight text in Outlook

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in firefox if you highlight something and right click you get the option to search google for it or search ebay for it,

is this customizable can you add your own? thanks

Answer:highlight and right click Firefox

I only get what's being used by the search box at the time. Using the drop-down menu for the search box I can change to any of them and that's what I get when I highlight and then right click.
Jerry

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I recently downloaded IE7 and ever since then I cannot highlight text in order to use the cut,copy, paste function. It works fine in Firefox, Outlook, Word and other applications. But I cannot highlight any text from any websites I visit in. There is one other program that I cannot use the highlight function which is a web based program called Encompass ( mortgage origination software ) .

At the time this problem happened I also lost the Alt + Tab function that allows you to jump from one application to another. I have since then fixed the problem by downloading a "power tool / cool tool?) I am not sure what it was called but it restored the Alt Tab function and also now previews the app in a small window before opening it.

The weird thing about the highlight cut and paste problem is that I can still highlight some text if I hold down the shift key when I am trying to highlight it. But it is not precise at all, as in I have no control over what exactly it highlights. Once text is highlighted, the cut and paste part works fine. I just cannot highlight the text ..

Somebody please help me with this.. I am struggling mightily to keep up with getting my work done

Answer:Cannot highlight text to use cut paste function.

Ok , I might be on to something here... If I hold down CTRL+Y while I hold down the left mouse button I am able to highlight what ever I need to .. But if I just try and hold down the left clicker to highlight text .. Nothing..

Can anybody please tell me what is going on here ? I am glad I have found a way to still make it work, but would love to be ablke to just do it the good old fashioned way of just left clicking and mousing.

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I am just recently having problems when I am on a webpage trying to highlight some text and then copy it somewhere else.

My problem is: sometimes after placing my cursor near the text I am trying to highlight and then copy...it will not highlight at all. Or either it does highlight a bit then stops and will not continue to highlight the text so I am able to copy it.

How can I fix this problem. I have never had this problem til just a couple of weeks ago.

I use Windows XP, IE 6.0 and Firefox 2.0
 

Answer:Problem:Can't highlight text & then copy it onto anything...

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Hi all, Not sure why, but for some reason I am not able to highlight text on web pages in IE8. It does work eventually, or ocassionally, after I click and click. I am unable to focus in on the text i want, though. If I click and click, some text will eventually highlight but not necessarily what I want. I switched out mouse, so that's not it. I went from IE 7 to IE 8, same problem. It's a fairly new problem, and was not occurring before.Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:Highlight text working intermittently in IE

Does "click and click" simply mean double click or what?  If you mean double click, I think you should say that; don't say click and click.  What I see with both Firefox and IE is that a double click will highlight, i.e. select, a word.  Clicking a third time will will select the paragraph in which that word is located.  The speed of clicking is a key factor is getting this to work right.  And, of course, you can change mouse settings that will affect this by accessing the control panel for mouse settings.When you "switched out mouse", did you install the software/driver for the new mouse?By the way, I recently tried IE 8 in my Win XP system but quickly removed it.  It was sluggish, compared to IE 7.

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Hi please help me ive got Office 2007 & i cannot figure out how to highlight text in a word document.?Thankx

Answer:Office 2007 how to highlight text.?

Reviewing toolbar. > highlight text.Noldi

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I have many book, most of them are in CHM, and above 200MB. I wants free software that can highlight the text and save.

Windows 7.
 

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I have a random problem with highlighting text using a mouse to cut and paste text from a website.
I am using IE11 and Windows 7
The weird thing is that the problem is random. On the majority of websites the highlight/cut/paste works every time. However on some websites it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't- if I refresh a page and am lucky it will then allow me to drag the mouse over the text but more often than not it won't (or only give me one chance or give up midway through the dragging). Also on some web sites I am able to highlight text in the original article but not highlight text from the comments section.
Any ideas?

Answer:Unable to highlight text on some web pages

I've always assumed that some web site text is protected against being copied and pasted for whatever reason (e.g. copyright protection). That doesn't explain why, if you're persistent, you seem to be able to get it to work occasionally, though.

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Hello,When I highlite text for the purpose of copying or deleting it I hold down the left mouse button, as usual. When I release the mouse button the highlight disappears. Occcassionally it works, but it usually doesn't . I have tried holding down the cntrl key, but that doesn't work.Is there a setting I need to check, or something else I need to do?reb286

Answer:Highlight text to copy prolem

reb286, try a leftclick at the beginning of the text you wish hilited and SHIFT+leftclick at the end. That SHOULD hilite all the text in between?HTH.Ed in Texas.

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Sorry if that sounds confusing, but what I mean is how do I have it to where text in a scollbox automatically highlights when people click the inside of it. That way they don't have to highlight it themsevles when they go to copy & paste it... Is there a code for it? I know I've seen other sites do it...
 

Answer:how do i automatically highlight text in a scrollbox?

Hey, this should work:

Code:

<textarea cols="40" rows="10" onClick="javascript:this.select();">
Just some test text here
and there
</textarea>
 

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In Word, when I cut and paste text into a new text box, when I click outside of the text box the text disappears. AND when I click back in the text box I can't see the text either. When I right-click to select the text box I can very briefly see the pasted text, but then it disappears.

Answer:text in text boxes disappears (Office 365)

OK...this may not help, but I'll toss it out anyway.Some of the later versions of Office for Windows, such as 2010 and 2013, have known bugs when it comes to displaying and selecting things that are on the screen. For example, Excel has a nasty habit of selecting a range of cells instead of just the one you've selected. As you click around, the range keeps changing shape, but it stays hung up on multiple cells and you can't get it to select just one. Believe it or not, the solution is to change the Zoom level of the displayed sheet, making it very small and then it bringing it back to the former setting. Suddenly you are now able to select a single cell. It's kind of like you shook the pointer loose. ;-) It seems that Excel doesn't play well with the display drivers.You could give that try, or you could try minimizing then maximizing the window or dragging it to another monitor if you have one or Zooming it, etc. If you find something that works, please post it here so that it will get stored in the archives.How To Post Data or Code ---> Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code

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Hi,

I noticed something. The right click menu highlight color changes depending on the file type (or folder).

Here is an example using default theme
Highlight color and text color changes depending on the file type (jpg, exe, zip, etc) and if a folder is right clicked, it's different too.

I have tried different built-in themes (even the high contrast themes), they all work this way (different highlight color and sometimes some of them result in different right click menu text font color too)

I just want to ask if there is a way to standardize the highlight color and text color of the right click menu?

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Hi,

I noticed something. The right click menu highlight color changes depending on the file type (or folder).

Here is an example using default theme
Highlight color and text color changes depending on the file type (jpg, exe, zip, etc) and if a folder is right clicked, it's different too.

I have tried different built-in themes (even the high contrast themes), they all work this way (different highlight color and sometimes some of them result in different right click menu text font color too)

I just want to ask if there is a way to standardize the highlight color and text color of the right click menu?

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It's the same how Windows XP highlights items (see picture)

While the highlight should look like this :


How do i fix this?

Answer:Right-click on desktop item highlight

Help

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can't highlight text using my touchpad/ clickpad so i can copy and paste. it used to work fine before, not anymore. thanks for your help!

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In a browser, Ctrl + mouse drag enables highlighting of multiple text on different lines.

But in notepad etc, it doesn't work.

Any help is appreciated

Answer:Any method to highlight multiple text in Windows.

features like that just depend on the application displaying the text - MS Word does what you described too.

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A friend called with this problem and I googled the problem and never found an easy solution.
Her college age daughter found the solution that was so easy, it made me feel silly for not knowing the solution. Here it is: the panning hand!

Look for the little hand above the scroll bar. When clicked on, you can pan but not highlight the text. Click it again to be able to highlight the text so that you can copy and paste.

Hope this helps!

Click here for the link to a picture showing where the panning hand is located.

bzmom3
Former Technology Coordinator for K12 schools
Computer Science teacher for high school
 

Answer:Unable to highlight text in Outlook 2007

Typical of a teenager to solve the problem - they can run rings around some of us adults where IT is concerned!
 

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This may be an easy one; I searched but couldn't find it.

I have a project name sheet1 in a workbook with a column of hyperlinks to the right of each project. When clicked, it highlights the cell in sheet 2 with the notes for that project.
I would like to make all the text on the notes sheet white, and when a cell is highlighted, have the font be a different color only then.
In other words, I need a way to make the highlighted (linked) cell stand-out from the page.
Sorry if this is really simple; I just can't figure out how to do it.
Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Excel Text Cell Highlight Question

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Hello

Does anyone know of a way to restore the facility to use the ctrl key to highlight different areas of text in MS Word?

On my old computer I used to be able to use the ctrl key for a pretty nifty trick. I was able to highlight an area of text, then hold down ctrl key, and use the mouse to highlight another word or paragraph. By holding down ctrl key I was able to highlight several areas of text, then use commands on the whol lot such as delete, cut, copy etc.

For some reason the PC I am using now doesn't allow the same thing. If you highlight text, then try to highlight another area and hold down ctrl, it also highlights all the text between those points, highlighting a massive block of text.

Very frustrating - any solutions.....?
 

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Im using XP pro.When I right click on any shortcut or program to show the dialog info box all i can see is a faint outline of the box until i move the cursor over it, then it shows up.This started happening a couple of days ago.....i have no virus's or anything like that. My comp is suppoed to be fresh and this is really annoying the *censored* out of me.Can anyone shed some light on this?

Answer:Right click info wont show until i highlight it???

When did this work right last? Can you do a system restore to a time before it started? Any recent added programs, etc.?Quotei have no virus's or anything like thatFamous last words. What are you using for protection, just in case?

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This may sound a little weird, and troughout all the years I have used my computer this has never happened before, nor have I ever seen it before anywhere else...today I installed the Office 2007 Beta as well as WinRAR...and this may or may not have caused it.

Whenever I right click on my desktop and select an item in the right click menu, the blue "highlighted text" doesn't go away. Example: I right click on "my computer" to see how much disk space I have left, I right click on it, select "properties". The selected/highlighted choice does not go away...its just a visual thing. Its in front of all windows, even when shutting down or using other applications, its really annoying. When I change my screen resolution back and forth it disappears or when I restart windows. It seems transparent as well, nonetheless its a huge annoyance.

Here are two pictures I took of this weird occurance:

If anyone can help me, Id appreciate that.
 

Answer:Right Click Menu Highlight is stuck to screen

Well first of all your pictures are not there. Second the Office 2007 Beta is a beta and might cause some really difficult problems and seeing as this came up after it was installed I would think it might be the cause of the problem. If it is the cause of the problem I would suggest calling Microsoft tech support to see if they give tech support on a beta program, I do not think they do.

Also a good rule pertaining to beta's is not to install them on your main system. Install on a backup or what some call a crash so if they cause problems it will not affect your main system.

My first suggestion on trying to fix this would be to re-install or upgrade the video driver, then reboot the computer and see if the problem still occurs.
 

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I have another problem similiar like menubar highlight tabs. This is when I right click on a empty webside and a drop down list comes up and the highlight is black. I want that to be yellow. This also apply for the menubar tab drop list as well. Anyone can help me with this please? Here is a screenshot what I'm talking about.

Answer:[SOLVED] right click highlight with mouse color

Hi again,

What do you think of the attached?
Are the colors what you want?

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Hello. Using vb.net, I've been trying to figure out how to paste the clipboard into the window your mouse pointer is pointed.

If anyone has used unix you are familiar with what i am asking for; just to double right click or middle click and to paste the content of clipboard to the given window.

Can anyone offer any ideas for .net?

I would use double right click, or middle click, or single right click.

Please respond with your ideas~

Thanks

-Sandra
 

Answer:Help me paste clipboard text with double right click (or right click, click)

This is kind of confusing but I just wanted code to paste the clipboard by using the mouse.
 

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For some reason tooltip/hover text and some other text (often for settings) is highlighted pink. This is shown in the screenshot. I believe in previous versions of windows you could change this in "advanced apperance options" however that was removed in windows 8 and 10 (I think). I would like to change the pink highlight to the default white (no highlight).

Thanks

Answer:Strange pink highlight on hover/tooltip text

Are you, by chance, using "OldNewExplorer"? I had this happen to me (but blue highlights) when using "OldNewExplorer" and after changing the settings within the config file, it corrected and the highlights were gone. If you're not using "OldNewExplorer", well then I'm afraid I got nothing to help...
Just in case you are...the setting I changed were:

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Hello guys

my machine: PC desktop, Aser.
OS: XP 2002 SP3, Office 2003,
I used to install this software offcie many time and work normally,
since few days ago happened some problem with the mouse that became very fast and open many webpages from a single click, added to this can't highlight text in word or from notepad,

I uninstall and re-install the office again... the problem still remaining...
I will appreciate if any helpful advises, with lot of thanks in advance,
Regards
 

Answer:Solved: Word 2003 can't highlight text with mouse

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For some reason tooltip/hover text and some other text (often for settings) is highlighted pink. This is shown in the screenshot. I believe in previous versions of windows you could change this in "advanced apperance options" however that was removed in windows 8 and 10 (I think). I would like to change the pink highlight to the default white (no highlight).

Thanks

Answer:Strange pink highlight on hover/tooltip text

Are you, by chance, using "OldNewExplorer"? I had this happen to me (but blue highlights) when using "OldNewExplorer" and after changing the settings within the config file, it corrected and the highlights were gone. If you're not using "OldNewExplorer", well then I'm afraid I got nothing to help...
Just in case you are...the setting I changed were:

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I use yahoo for my emails.  When I am sent links or buttons in my emails, they are not clickable.  Also, when I do a search on a topic and I hit the back button to look at the search results, the results that I have viewed do not highlight in any search engine that I use.   How do I fix these problems?

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Immediately following the Anniversary Update, I have been experiencing issues with text highlighting.

Left click text highlighting rarely 'sticks', or stays highlighted after releasing the left mouse button.

Right click text highlighting doesn't highlight text at all.

I have tried using another mouse (different manufacturer) - same issue.

Does anyone have any suggestions, or has anyone experienced this issue?

Thanks

P.s. I've tried some basic troubleshooting such as searching for updated drivers, restarting system, using another mouse (as mentioned)

Answer:Text highlight not sticking - Post Anniversary Update Issue

Hi, not seen this..
Try for comparison:
a. in Safe Mode
b. after a clean boot
c. with all context menu entries disabled other than MS ones - use Shellexview (free).

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This is my third wireless mouse installed on three different computers (all windows systems). The computer with the issue is a Dell desktop that I have had since purchase in 2011. It had the original DELL mouse until this Saturday when I installed this new mouse. When I tried to register the product I couldn't get the mouse to highlight any of the text boxes.I then replaced the Dell mouse and had the same problems, but was able to put the pointer over the box, hit select all and then left click and the curser showed the blinking vertical line ready for text. This would take several tries to get it to take. This morning, I uninstall the Logitech software driver, restarted and still no joy! I'm beginning to think there is another issue Windows 7 is the operating system and it has been acting up over the last couple of months. Any ideas? Thank you.V/r             

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Hi

When I highlight text in Word 2010, the background of the highlight becomes white and the text itself becomes dark blue. Is there a way to change it in Regedit (or elsewhere)?

I tried fiddling with colors here, but no luck:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Colors
HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Desktop Colors

Answer:Changing text highlight color in Word2010 using dark theme

This link might help:

Change Text Colors - Microsoft Word

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I know there has to be some out there.
Many times I'd like to highlight a word in some text I've found, and get it's definition.

Is there anything like that for free?

thanks,
jA
 

Answer:Any free(highlight and right click) on-line dictionary programs/utilities I can use?

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Miss-spelled word.. It's driving me up the wall because I rely on it. "Ask google for suggestions" is checked as is "check the spelling of text fields" and the language is set to english. It gives a red underline when a word isn't spelled correctly, it just isn't giving me suggestions when I highlight and right click.
 

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Opening a word file I have noticed that all the text in text boxes and the box itself has disappeared. However, in Print Preview you can see them? How do I get them back so I may edit the text??

Answer:text and text box disappears in word..why?

Please do not post your question more than once.We are all volunteers here, so please be patient.I have deleted your other post.DerbyDad03Office Forum ModeratorClick Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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As it says... I often need to highlight a section of text in a web page and then look it up using Bing.

Is this doable ?

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click.to lets you send text, images, videos, and other documents which are selected to other applications with a single click. The program can even handle the selection automatically. I am using it and looks useful so far. Click.to | One click to your favourite app

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I will be typing and all of a sudden all text diappears and I have to start all over.

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Hi,
I use Windows XP Pro with SP 2 and recently used the Reg Editor to create a thread so that I can use the familiar Customize This Folder option. I am working in Explorer with my music/MP3 files and have some folders with lovely background with appropriate text. Thing is it works fine but after a few moments, the text disappears and then later on, so does the background?

Can anyone help me please? It's driving me mad to see a lovely background and then see it disappear before my eyes.

Morny
 

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Hello all,

Been having an annoying problem on various forums - the text cursor will disappear during typing.

Frequently when I try to move the cursor around with the arrows (or click to place it with the mouse) it will disappear and I have no idea where I'm about to type.

Anyone else come across this?

Answer:Text cursor disappears in IE

If IE is not working properly, often a reset will fix it: Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Reset.

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What am I doing wrong? I have a safety warning notice I want to highlight with a thick border round it in Word but when I place a rectangle round the text, the text disappears into the background. Thanks again for your answers!

Answer:Text disappears in rectangle.

Right-click your last object (i.e. the box) and choose order, send to back. It's now behind the text. If you need to further adjust the transparency, etc. of either object it can be done via right-click, properties.

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I posted this same question on:
 
http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/155860-Disappearing-text-in-Acrobat
 
Simply: Text typed with the typewriter tool disappears as soon as the mouse is clicked outside that text area. Enabling the typewriter tool in Reader, then opening the document in Reader, the problem does not occur.
 
But I need to be able to work in Acrobat.
 
 I have spent considerable time seeking a solution, to no avail. A number of posts in various fora, mostly older, address this issue, but the most commonly recommended registry fix has not solved the problem. (The registry fix addresses a mysteriously created color or opacity change in the text in the registry, which is then reset to a value of 1.)
 
 I have updated from Acrobat Pro 9.0 to 9.5.5 with no change in the problem.

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I am using an older Micron PC, P4, XP, Office 2003. Over the last year I have lost about a dozen important personal files by clicking on the file name in the folder, or clicking the X in the upper right hand corner to close the file. The rate of loss has increased, so I decided to format the computer out and reinstall my operating system and applications again (spring cleaning). I have had this computer about 4 years, and have used a lot of applications so it was really about time. I was suspecting that I might have some malware messing with my computer.

I did that about a week ago, and today another file disappeared before my very eyes, this time it was an Excel file, usually it is Word. I opened up the excel application and clicked my file in "recent files," got the file's not there error message. I went to my indexer and searched for words I knew to be in the file. Didn't find my file.

The computer seems to know which files are important and goes for them. It prefers large, frequently used files, but today it disposed of a relatively small excel file

Old as it is, this computer is more than adequate for my needs, except for this dispensing with files problem. Can anyone tell me why this is happening?

Answer:File Disappears When I Click It

Files just don't disappear, does anyone else use your computer at home? Because they may have played around with your computer. Also there could be a program on your system that is making files not really there but that shouldn't happen. Where about do you save your files? How often do you back up?

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Whenever I right-click an item, a menu appears and a split second later it disappears. This also happens with the Start Menu, and the address bar in explorer, IE6 and Firefox. Also the Ctrl-Alt-Del buttons do the same thing. This problem just started, so it might be a virus. I ran my virus scan program (AVG8) and Spybot Search and Destroy. They both found problems which I fixed, but when I rebooted, the disappearing problem still remained. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am using Windows XP Hom SP2.

Answer:Right- Click menu disappears

Download and run ShellExView. It will scan the registry for all the shell extensions. Sort the results using "Type", so that the context menu handlers are displayed together.Now disable the non-Microsoft context menu handlers one-by-one and test to see if your problem is solved. If disabling one does not solve the problem, undo the disabled item and disable the next non-Microsoft handler. Repeat this process until you identify the culprit.

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I print from XR SP3 to a Samsung printer. It prints OK but disappears frpm screen and computer HD and cannot be found

Answer:text in computer disappears when I print

What software program are you using? Are you saving the file before closing it?LIR

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All the text i type in IE suddenly disappears.
everything i filled in a form online goes away..even this i typed in a notepad and copied it here after 4 attempts to do it online.

My menus dont stay ...i cannot select a webpage from my taskbar since they dont stay...

I am posting my hijack this Log...pls help...URGENT!!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:37:59 PM, on 11/8/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ScsiAccess.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmo... Read more

Answer:All the text i type in IE suddenly disappears!!

Open up IE, then go to Tools > Internet Options

at the bottom part of the window, click Colors, and make sure the Use Windows colors box is checked, or set it manually to BLACK.

Hope this helps.
 

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Hi,I have redesigned the site for my small companyand it worked fine on my PC, but when i uploaded it to my webspace there is a problem with the menu, The mouseover initially works but then the text disappearsI'm new to JavaScript and can't see what might be wrongI tried taking down the whole site and uploading it all again, but to no availI would very much appreciate some help on this one, thanksmy url is click herehal_cyon

Answer:Mouseover problem, text disappears

Your menu js code says .....img1off.src = "home.gif."; but the html is looking for.....onMouseOut="imgOff('img1')">You've missed the numbers (1 in this case) off.

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After installing creators update, the text in most programs would disappear randomly, making them impossible to use.

Symptoms before this happens:

Computer usually hangs (sometimes even mouse cursor freezes) for at least a few minutesIf I happen to have task manager resource monitor up at the time of the freeze, read/write would be 0kbps, yet disk usage is 100%Usually I'd have some kind of CPU/GPU intensive program open like a game, but it's always minimized. In other words my computer never hangs while actually playing the game

Programs with missing text or glitched text:

Desktop. Some letters get replaced with weird symbols, and hovering over icons with mouse would turn text a blurry black colour (see screenshot below)MS PaintExplorer (hovering over icons would cause text to disappear)CMD (completely blank black screen)Any windows prompts or confirmation popupsGamesMS Office apps like Word

Programs that don't get affected:

Internet browser (even foreign characters display fine)Windows context menus, like when you right clickTask bar and start menu

I'm assuming something crashed, like fonts? But it's very weird why some programs or features don't get affected.

I Googled this and only found two "solutions", run SFC scannow, or uninstall "Comodo firewall". I've already ran SFC with no errors, and I don't have Comodo installed. Graphics drivers are all up to date (Intel HD + Nvidia Optimus). Also my issue is different as some programs aren't affected... Read more

Answer:Text randomly disappears in most programs

Sui,

Where you say that "Graphics drivers are all up to date (Intel HD + Nvidia Optimus)" is that according to your hardware maker? Windows update cannot be relied upon to identify & install the latest hardware updates or even, sometimes, the correct ones.

Have you also checked your computer maker for any BIOS updates? An outstanding BIOS update can also affect hardware operation.

Denis

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I sure hope you guys can help. Because this is my last resort. My problem is extremely hard to explain, so please bare with me. It is not a crucial issue, but very much annoying. So here goes.

I tend to leave my computer running over night.
Every morning when I wake my computer up, things have disappeared.
Examples:
Taskbar clock is missing.
Start menu either doesn't show at all, or only icons will show, absolutely no text. Occasionally running my mouse over things will cause them to temporarily reappear.
If I left any windows open, there titles shown on the taskbar will not be there. Like, if I had this page open over night, it says Tech Support Forum - ... It would just show the firefox icon, and no text.
Task manager will not start, as with any other programs.

I have run scan after scan and have come up clean every single time. I have used AVG previously. And currently use Avast. Boot scans come up clean as well.
A restart always fixes the issue, until the next time I leave my computer go idle for too long that is.
Yesterday morning when I was trying to restart my computer I got an error pertaining to "NV4_Disp.dll" After I restarted my computer I decided to google it and found that is was part of my display drivers. I found a much newer version of my driver, compared to the one I had installed, so I installed it, hoping and praying that this had been my problem. Well it isn't.
The only other information I have is..
I have had this problem on 2 ... Read more

Answer:Text and most functionality disappears over night.

Shameless bump...

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say I'm writing a code in a simple text editor, then I'm saving it (chosen 'all files' of course) and it's created and immediately disappears.
I've tried modifing the authorizations and allowing hidden files but it didn't help.
Anything, someone, please
 

Answer:Whenever I save a text file as .php it disappears

Are you sure that you are saving these files WHERE you think you are?
Sometimes when changing the file type the saving path defaults to different folder.
 

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This problem is begining to happen more frequently for me. What happens is I will type an email message complete it and send it. When it sends, only a portion of what I typed is being sent. I am verifying that all text is there and then hit send. I usually cc: myself on email I send and have check those as well and a majority of text is missing. Can anyone please shed some light on why this may be happening and what I can do to prevent this from happening in the future?

Thank you
 

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Hello all,

windows 7 64 bit,

when i highlight any text, and then right click to copy, i get a menu with, bing, google, translate, etc. It appears for one second and then my regular menu appears.

I was suspicious it was from open office so i deleted that but the menu still appears. I would take a screen shot but it disappears to fast.
any ideas??

Chris

Answer:right click menu appears for a second and disappears.

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Are you highlighting this text while inside a browser? If so, which browser are you using when this happens? You might try removing each accelerator, restarting the computer and then putting each desired accelerator back one at a time (testing the context menu between each one).

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Hi,

After the latest windows auto-update (I have Win 7 Ultimate), when I right click on my desktop or any file/folder on my desktop, the right click menu only stays open for a second or less then disappears. It's nearly impossible to select any option it goes away so quickly. I haven't changed or installed anything expect the auto update for windows. I do run Norton but I've always had it and this is a new problem. Anyone also run into this?

Thanks.
Colin

Answer:Right-click menu disappears quickly

Hello Colin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What was the Windows Update for?

You might see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to help. If not, then other than a repair install, you might do a system restore using a restore point dated before you install the update.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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A number of days ago my computer started acting funny. It will be fine for a while, but then suddenly things the substance of the things on my screen disappears. So, on my desktop I will see only the color and outline of the icons, and on a webpage I'll see only the outline and colors of that screen and my browser toolbar, but no text or pictures. Sometimes everything "disappears" like this; other times only some stuff does. When this happens everything starts freezing up and I cannot open or run any programs, not even Windows Task Manager. The only solution is to manually shutdown my computer by holding the on/off key until it shuts down. I have to manually reboot to get my computer manageable and working again. The reboot always takes more time than a normal reboot. After that my computer is fine for a while, although it does seem that going on Facebook triggers this funny behavior. If I stay off Facebook, the problems don't occur, at least not for quite some time longer. Within minutes after logging on to Facebook I can count on the problems to start. That said, I left my computer on all night last night and did not go to Facebook at all, yet this same funny behavior started as soon as I checked my computer this morning even though I had not logged into Facebook.

I tried a system restore point and uninstalled/reinstalled my anti-virus (Avast, free version) and firewall (ZoneAlarm, free version). This did not fix the problem at all. I do not use any Faceb... Read more

Answer:All Onscreen Text disappears and cannot open or use any programs

I just ran Panda ActiveScan Cleaner and it said that it deleted two registry entries, but there was no available log file provided that I could post here.

Also, I thought that I should mention that I had to disable my Avast antivirus in order to run the DDS log that I copied/pasted above, but did not have to disable it to run HiJack This or any other of the ones I posted.

Thank you.

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Hey guys,

This has only had to me 3 times in the past 12 months or so, but it's very concerning when it does happen.

What happens is all the text in Windows Explorer will disappear and nothing is readable.

I've always been able to fix the problem by doing a restart, but it'd be great if I could prevent it from happening.

My Windows 10 PC is fully updated.

Thanks!

Answer:Serious Issue: All Text in Windows Explorer Disappears?

Please restore Windows default font settings from Control Panel --> Fonts -->Font settings and click Restore default font settings.
Restart your computer.

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After the computer wakes up from sleep, sometimes it will disappear and if you hoover over things, you can still click on them, just the physical mouse is gone.

This is a docked laptop with one monitor. Only does it when docked, does not have 2 monitors.

If you log off and back on, it comes back or restart.

Answer:Mouse Randomly disappears but are able to still click on things

That is very very odd I have never had this problem before. One more question do you use the the built in monitor or an external one

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it swiftly goes to the right of the screen and you can only see the page by hovering the curser over the icon. So we started using mozilla and now the same thing is happening. I ran a full mcafee scan and it showed no issues.help?

Answer:When I click on the IE icon the page quickly disappears

Is it only browsers that do this?Any chance of a screen shot?This is not the usual symptom of a virus or malware, although it is just possible one has corrupted something. It won't hurt to run these two freebies just to get a quick malware check on it:MalwareBytes:http://filehippo.com/download_malwa...(green Download button top right - not anything else on the page)Run the program but before doing the scan go to "Settings > Detection and Protection" and put a checkmark in "Scan for rootkits".ADWCleaner:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the Scan. You then have options to remove whatever it shows under each heading in the table that appears below, although it is usually safe to run "Cleaning".Please copy / paste the two logs on here (even if the symptoms happen to get fixed).Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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when i'm click right on the desktop every icons and the Taskbar and black screen just for second .. and I want to know The solution

Answer:Why is it when I click right on my desktop every icon disappears for a few seconds?

Sounds like a video driver issue. Check to see if there's any updated video card (graphics adapter) drivers.

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Edge appears when I click on it--or something does--then immediately disappears. Is there a way to reinstall it? or correct this behavior? I recently had huge problems with setting permissions and to solve them I restored to an earlier restore point.

Thanks.

Answer:Edge appears when I click on it, then disappears immediately

Hi,
Welcome to the forums, try step 3 from this tutorial and see whether it fixes the problem:Microsoft Edge - Reinstall and Re-register in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Edge appears when I click on it--or something does--then immediately disappears. Is there a way to reinstall it? or correct this behavior? I recently had huge problems with setting permissions and to solve them I restored to an earlier restore point.

Thanks.

Answer:Edge appears when I click on it, then disappears immediately

Hi,
Welcome to the forums, try step 3 from this tutorial and see whether it fixes the problem:Microsoft Edge - Reinstall and Re-register in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Unsure as to what exactly is going on with my computer, but after a certain amount of time elapses all the text from my browser--tabs, icons, too, and main bar on top--disappears. I then go check my computer and they begin doing the same thing as I begin clicking on it. I can open certain files but cannot distinguish which file is which because text has disappeared. However, when I restart my computer the problem always goes away until a certain amount of time passes again and it does the same thing. I have no idea as to the problem but I have taken the actions you have suggested and am attaching them. Please help, thank you.
 

Answer:Text disappears, unable to open programs, blocked out of others,

this is for the last log.
 

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This is my first time posting here, so I apologize in advance for any faux pas in my postings. I'm in hopes that someone out there can help with this problem.

We've had several users in the office run into the problem of the message text disappearing from an e-mail when they send it. (No, it isn't user error.) No error messages appear, everything seems fine. However, when the user looks at the message in the Sent folder (to print it for reference or whatever), the text of the message is gone. The addressees receive blank messages. Any attachments are still attached, but the text of the message is not there.

What causes this? How do we fix it? Any ideas, anyone?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Outlook 2003--message text disappears when e-mail is sent

have you checked for a virus/spyware?
 

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My mouse pointer disappears whenever it goes on top of text in XP MS word, outlook, IE, etc.
Not sure why. And can not find setting or option to correct it.
Operating System is XP Pro.
Thanks.
 

Answer:Mouse pointer disappears whenever it goes on top of text in MS word, outlook, IE, etc

Your pointer should disappear over words. It should change to an I BAR.

I am using W98 so XP may vary - but first I would go into CONTROL PANEL and MOUSE and look at the POINTERS tab and see what you have listed for TEXT SELECT. It is usually one of the "Beams". If it is blank (and I don't think it is allowed to be blank) then you need to select one. XP might let you choose a color which may have it look missing.

Go look and see if that helps and if not get back to us.
- Castleheart
 

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I created my own custom theme on Win7 that just has a solid dark blue colored background. When I boot up, the icons on the desktop don't have their text shadow, and looks like this:














If I right-click my desktop, go into Personalize, switch to Win7 default theme, then back to my theme, the text shadow for the icons comes back.



I want the text shadow showing at all times. How do I fix this issue?

Answer:Desktop icons text shadow disappears at bootup

Bump, need help!

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I click on settings icon, the screen shows, and then disappears. This happens with all task bar items like the network icon, the date/time icon and the notification icon. It also happens on sever start menu programs. I've seen this question asked here before but no solutions posted. ANY help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance
=Dave=

Answer:I click on settings icon, the screen shows, and then disappears

Hi, basics- does this happen in
a. Safe Mode?
b. After a clean boot?

History- when did this start happening? - Can you think what (change) may have triggered this?

Do you have any system restore points or disk images dated before this started to happen you can use?

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I am using Windows 8.1. When I right click on files in Windows Explorer, the context menu disappears after a second or so. It does so in a manner making it impossible to select any context menu items. This does not impact my task bar. I can't cut or copy
files, or select to send them to Beyond Compare, Notepad++, etc. Please help.

Answer:Right-click menu disappears when right-clicking files on Windows 8.1

I traced the problem back to an installation of Smith Micro StuffIt. It doesn't support right-click menus in Windows 8.1. It renders file context menus inoperable. It's a shame, I really like the product and would like to protect my investment in the license.
When I uninstalled it, Windows Explorer would display context menus long enough that they could be clicked. I reinstalled StuffIt, the problem returned. I uninstalled a second time and it fixed again. I would like a fix that allows me to use StuffIt again.

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I have windows xp in my Lap top. A notify icon for windows updates appears and as i click it disappears and no further operation is started. Please assist.
 

Answer:Windows updates notify icon disappears after click

Should be able to find windows update in start/control panel or
open internet explorer and click tools/windows update.
 

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I just tried tweaking some of the settings in windows 10 just so to optimize it but then this happened. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:When I click the Cortana icon on the taskbar, the search box disappears. How do I fix it? thanks

Hi Welcome to Windows Central. Would like to know the tweaking things you did. Windows 10 doesn't need to be optimized.
W10 has lots of ways to recover. I would try to restore to a earlier time before you started tweaking. If you need more help, please join the forumHow to Use the Advanced Startup Options to Fix Your Windows 8 or 10 PCJoin the Windows Central Community!

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There is an old thread here that pretty much sums up my exact problems. All the issues that user had are the same ones I am experiencing. It was solved but the problem that appeared to be causing it (Avira antivirus) can't be what is causing my issues b/c I don't use Avira. But I'm wondering if it could be avast, which is what I'm currently using. I've been having problems with the disappearing text, etc. for maybe 3 months. I've been using avast for well over a year. Anyone have any new insight 9 years later? Thanks!


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 89149 MB, Free - 17485 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0KD882
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

Answer:Text disappears, computer freezes, multiple error messages

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I haven't sent these texts. All I can find are comments that its not possible to get infected with a virus.. if this is the case how did these texts get sent... and is there anything I can do to fix the issue? Thanks in advance!

Answer:My Nokia Lumia has sent text messages inviting friends to click on a video link..how did these text messages get sent?

Do originals show up as sent texts on your phone? Taking a guess that someone is spoofing your phone number on their own device.

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A small "Aladdin Lamp" icon occasionally appears on the toolbar at right side/bottom of my screen. If I click on it, it disappears. If I move cursor over it, no name or message appears, such as happens when I run cursor over the icons for Spy Sweeper, Volume, and DSL/wireless connection. Has anyone else had this strange occurence? This has happened several times over the last two months but not close enough to notice any pattern on what might be causing it to appear. I'm running Vista Home Premium on HP Media Center TV PC. AVG anti-virus and Spy Sweeper have not indicated any problems and so far, I don't think it has caused any problems. Searches on Google and other forums have not found any references to this "lamp icon". Any ideas?

Silverwire
 

Answer:Solved: Aladdin Lamp icon appears on toolbar, disappears if I click on it

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Hi all,I replaced my power supply to upgrade from 250w to 480w.  I carefully unplugged the old and re-plugged the new (after unplugging power source) and when I confidently turned everything back on the hard drive seems not to work.  there's a faint beep but I'm not sure if it's the POST beep or not.  (I have a vague understanding of that)Instead, the hard drive clicks quite clearly and it clicks 4x then pauses, then 4x, pause, etc, etc. I tried re-plugging the old power supply back in and get the same result.   The computer screen just stays blank the whole time.Did my hard drive just die at that point?   Could switching ps cause the hd to die?a few facts:I do touch the computer case before I stick my hands in there to remove static charge.HD is western digital caviar 40g  WD400Computer is 3ghz P4 running xp with sp3replacement power supply says it's for a P4 and it fits perfectly where the old one came out, same connections etc.I have a 160g drive on it's way from Ebay that I intended to replace this drive with anyway and I have the 40g drive backed up on an external so it's not a disaster but it sure is an inconvenience.I'm ready to try hitting it on the side (percussive maintenance) but thought I'd try a post first. :-)Thanks,John

Answer:western digital hard drive "click,click,click,click...pause...click,etc

try a different power connector to the hard drive. I take it the machine doesn't post, then? If not, it could be something else.Does everything work again when you use the old PSU?

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I'll start out here by stating a problem I finally solved and then my question:

For months now I've been fighting that my hardware cursor disappears in World of Warcraft on my home theater system and time I switch modes to full screen and sometimes even in windowed mode and the reason for this is apparently due to me setting my display text size to 150% or 125%. I did find via some searching WoW customer service forums that if I set it back to 100% (default) OR 149% customized, my hardware cursor works again. I'm going to leave it at 149% because I really do need the larger text size on my HDTV and using 149%, I don't have to change back to normal, log out, log in, then start my game.

I'm glad I found this solution - but my question is, WHY is this an issue on Windows 7? Why does 149% work??

I did some searching and couldn't find any reports of this on XP - and as far as I can remember it only started happening to me when I upgraded my XP to Win7. I'm hoping Microsoft recognizes this as a bug and will fix it someday.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Game "hardware cursor" disappears after changing text size

This has to do with DPI scaling. Technically, when you change DPI different images should be used (higher DPI - higher quality image).
150% probably is that border where image should be changed. Likely, in your case that image is missing or somewhat corrupt (or might be a Blizzard's bug).

But Microsoft knows about problems with scaling. In Windows 8 Dev. Preview, at least in Metro part of it, scaling is done in a different way.

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