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May 23, 2008

I've searched everywhere I can but maybe I'm searching the wrong name but here is the problem. When in certain programs, particularly Photoshop but there are others, when I click on the Open selection then try and use a drop down menu to navigate to the correct location of the file I'm looking for, the menu just flashes then goes away.


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This is my first picture is my right-click menu. It is generated transparent and I have to run my cursor over each option manually before it is visable.ttp://idproject.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/glitch2.JPG

This second picture is my drop-down menu from MS Paint after I saved the first screenshot. Yet again, it's generated transparent, and I have to go through each option highlighting one-by-one to see them.

I/O Port0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address0xA0000-0xBFFFF
v4_mini.sys (, 3.29 MB
(3,454,144 bytes), 02/01/2005 05:12)

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