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jujubean67
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Active Windows become Inactive in the Middle of typing

Good morning,

 

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 320, and within the past week, I have noticed that while I am typing (either in Word or Internet), my words will stop appearing and it is because my window has become inactive. I will have to click the area of where I am typing to active the current window and continue typing. Even now, it has done it twice. 

 

At first, I thought I was accidently pressing the touchpad with my thumb or other part of my hand; however, these past several days I have been conscience of that fact and have not done it, yet it still becomes in active. While being aware of this matter, I have watched the indication of the active window - and like just now, my Microsoft Edge icon will blink - removing the indication that it is active. 

 

While typing this message, my Microsoft Edge has become inactive four (4) times. It is become very frustrating, and I don't know what has caused this ~ as I have not downloaded any new programs. 

 

I have read on a Google search that this has happened to other people, but was unsuccesful in my search for this particular laptop. I have only had this since March, and again this is a new problem that has only started recently. Any help or suggestions on where to look would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you

Joyce

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Re: Active Windows become Inactive in the Middle of typing

It sounds like a background application is interfering with the applications running in the foreground. Do you have any software (antivirus, bug cleaners, etc...) running in the lower right system tray?

I would also try using an external keyboard, mouse (Logitech makes affordable usb wireless "kits") to see if that makes a difference - just save your receipt and return it if not needed.

CB

I do not work for Lenovo, I only provide suggestions based on my personal willingness to help others. All advice and comments are based on my experience, and do not reflect Lenovo policy, terms or conditions.
jujubean67
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Re: Active Windows become Inactive in the Middle of typing

Thank you so much for your reply. The only thing I have running is my Norton in that system tray.
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Re: Active Windows become Inactive in the Middle of typing

Hi jujubean67,

You mentioned Norton. Is Norton doing a scan or updating at the time?

On your  Lenovo Ideapad 320 have you installed a Windows Feature update or any other update?












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jujubean67
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Re: Active Windows become Inactive in the Middle of typing

Thank you so much for your question. Regarding my Norton - no, it is not completing any updates for viruses or anything of the matter. However, regarding your other question...i have noticed during the past several days that when I click to shut down my computer, I have constantly seen "Update and Shut Down" - even though I have completed this action countless times. 

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