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#1 11 years ago

Installed on a Dell Latitude D630 (built for Vista). Just like in Windows Vista, I experience flickering in IE, and the "Search for programs and files" text field, where I can't type in the address bar as the address bar continuously refreshes itself.

In addition to that, I can't select anything from the Start menu with a mouse as it closes before I can make a selection.

If I use the arrow keys, I can browse and select from the Start menu.

I've scoured the internet and have found no solutions.


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#2 11 years ago

Are your GPU driver and system files (which includes IE) updated? Have you checked for malware including anything that might have changed your browser settings? Have you tried restoring browser settings to the default?

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#3 11 years ago

Have you tried Mozilla Firefox?

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#4 11 years ago

Curious, have you tried an alternate mouse? Just in case that the problem is with it. Does it also close if you press windows button and navigate via tab to the search field? I'd like to be a bit more helpful but I've not used the explorer shell for some time now :~