word - drop down menus

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wisparolo

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