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word - drop down menus

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by wisparolo, Sep 16, 2003.

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  1. wisparolo

    wisparolo Thread Starter

    Sep 16, 2003
    I am running microsoft Word on a NEC laptop o/s XP professional.

    When working on a word document the dropdown menus (file, edit, view etc) will drop down without being selected or having the cursor anywhere near. Neither have the shortcuts ie: "alt F" "alt e" been touched. They sometimes drop down when neither keyboard or mouse are being touched.

    A full updated virus scan with McAfee has been done.
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    Sounds like Office may have the "speech to text" option enabled, in "command mode"

    The laptop may have a built-in microphone, which is picking up background noise and interpreting it as commands.

    A long shot, but it would explain the activity.

    Disable the feature, or the microphone?
  3. stod73


    Aug 13, 2003
    WOW! kiwiguy, if that is the cause you get a gold star. I would have never thought of that....
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