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Vista: UI Controls weird behavior RRS feed

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  • All apps offering data entry UI elements show a strange behavior: if I enter some characters the entry is selected some very short time after the entry. This results in a deletion of the characters typed so far. Similar with combo boxes: the dropdown vanishes nearly immediately after I pressed the arrow button on the right of the control - I just can't make a selection.

    An extreme example of the behavior is when trying to shutdown using START->Shutdown: the Window where to select the action from a combo vanishes after some milliseconds so that I have no chance to click any entry in that window. I just shutdown using taskmanager...

    The effect is accompanied by some flickering in all application window title bars including the menu bar - weird. I have no idea about the reason - this morning the effect was not in place, now it is active as it was yesterday and earlier, but not in all windows sessions ago.
    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 3:07 PM