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Text Type Box looses focus & disappears behind Scripting Editor


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Weird behavior happening with boxes. I click on the Text Type command to bring up the command box and it looses focus and disappears behind the Scripting Editor Window. I have to do an Alt Tab to bring it back on top. Some times I have to do the alt tab three times to get the box to remain on top of the Scripting Editor window. Can any one tell me what is going on? It is as if the Scripting Editor window does not want to give up focus. It is happening with all of my boxes. :blink:

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Weird behavior happening with boxes. I click on the Text Type command to bring up the command box and it looses focus and disappears behind the Scripting Editor Window. I have to do an Alt Tab to bring it back on top. Some times I have to do the alt tab three times to get the box to remain on top of the Scripting Editor window. Can any one tell me what is going on? It is as if the Scripting Editor window does not want to give up focus. It is happening with all of my boxes. :blink:

 

My first thought is that there is a macro built with "Window Title" set as it's activation, and the title it's looking for is either text or type or both... I don't know why that would call the scripting editor to the front, unless the macro running is supposed to activate a window with words in the title bar that match some/all of the words in the title bar of the macro you're trying to edit.

 

My next thought is that it's something similar to what I described, but fundamentally different. I would suggest watching the ME logo in your task bar and see if the running man appears when you open a Text Type window. If the macro running it is short, you still may not notice the change, it will go so quickly, but if you do see him, you'll know you have your culprit. Now to figure out which macro you wrote that would do such a thing...

 

If you are certain that this is not the problem, then I'll just bow out because I wouldn't know where else to begin.

 

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Scratch that... I just tried to get my Scripting Editor to pull in front of the Text Type window and was unable to do it. My ME refuses to let the TT edit box slip behind the Editor.

 

I bet the ME guys would like to know what version of ME you're running, on what system, etc. This definitely sounds like an annoying nuisance. Good luck!

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Have you restarted Macro Express or rebooted your computer? Most likely this will take care of the problem.

 

If not, close Macro Express - Editor and Player. Open My Computer to the folder where you installed Macro Express. Locate the macdef.exe file and double click on it. This runs a small utility to reset the program back to all of its default settings. Restart Macro Express and the problem should be gone.

 

You will need to open Options | Preferences from the Macro Express - Explorer window and change back any settings you use that differ from the defaults.

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It was nwiz.exe /install. Once I disabled it on start up the problem was fixed.

For the benefit of others who will read this, nwiz.exe is a program installed as part of the NVidia video drivers. There are issues with this program including system slowdowns and problems with the mouse. A technical description of the problem and a solution are found here: nVidia's nwiz.exe causes excessive processor load. A Google search provides additional information. (Some sources indicate that some adbot (bad) software also uses the nwiz.exe name.)

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