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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

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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.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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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?
     
  3. stod73

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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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