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Black bar when typing?

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 64-bit

    Black bar when typing?


    Whenever there is a text box a black bar appears and I can only remove it by pressing Del or Ins. It gets really annoying and could anyone help me to remove it.
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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Try the instructions in these pictures :

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    Post back with results please.
    I just now tested this & it works for me.
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  3. #3


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    This is turned on or off in the Mouse control panel - Under Hardware and Sound, choose Mouse.

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    Place a check at "Hide Pointer while Typing" and it should go away.
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