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14 November 2011 @ 10:31 am
Tech Help?  
So, dig this. This problem started up quite a while ago, and I haven't found any way to fix it yet. On my EeePC, when the "start" menu button is pressed on-screen, the windows menu pops up. This is normal, but as soon as you mouse onto it, it drops and the search pane comes up. Search pops up just randomly, too (when machine starts up, when sitting idle, etc.) and will end up opening many empty search panes. I've looked in 'startup' folders, I've searched the 'Net, I can't find anything that makes any sense as to why this happens. I've even done a system restore to a year ago with no luck, it still happens.

Starting to wonder if it has anything to do with the mousepad buttons, but I can't find anything that sets those to anything else except the config for it, which doesn't show it being anything different.

Needless to say, it makes things difficult. Hard to do anything when you constantly have search panes popping up for no reason. Anyone run across this before, or know of a reason it might happen?

Fixed! Looks like the F3 key is sticking. Dunno why, but I'll deal. It's always the simple things, ain't it?
Jay Bohmerjaybohmer on November 14th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
This is on a laptop? I have issues with a 'touchy' mouse pad on my old Dell. If it's one that can be safely disassembled, cleaning with alcohol, & blowing out dust 'may' help.. Or destroy it utterly. No real clues past my own experiences.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Wiredarchmage on November 14th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
Yes, a netbook to be precise. The OS rollback unsuccessful, it leads me to believe it's not OS related, but I dunno how it would always cause the search function to work.

That does give me an idea, though....
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Atomic Brainarchmage on November 14th, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC)
Fixed! F3 key was sticking.
Jay Bohmerjaybohmer on November 15th, 2011 02:08 pm (UTC)
Glad i could point you in the right direction.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on November 15th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
Still gives issues, but a few taps seems to make it stop for a bit. Since it's a little netbook, i'm leery of trying to clean it, so, it might just have to be something I live with.