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With multiple windows on the desktop, if I move the cursor off one to the desktop or to the other window, the first one drops into the background. As long as I keep the cursor in the box, it's ok. As soon as I move it away, the box is gone Thanks Walt

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Go into the control panel and set your mouse settings differently. You have it set to automatically highlight with mouseover.

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Go to Cointrol Panel -> Mouse and check the options on those tabs, especially 'Pointer Options' Some mice have additional options that allow what some call 'Unix emulation' or 'X-Window emulation' where moving the mouse pointer from one window to another changes the focus to whatever window you are over without having to click the mouse button. It sounds like that is what is happening in this case.

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