Why do pop up boxes appear while I am typing text?

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Why do pop up boxes appear while I am typing text?

Postby avlval » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:11 pm

I'm not a very good typist, but often when I am typing text in OpenOffice, I apparently hit a wrong combination of keys. I'm not aware that I am doing it until I get a popup box, most often the one with options for inserting bullets and numbering or for default formatting. When this happens, the cursor moves away from where I was typing.

What am I doing wrong and how can I prevent this from happening?

I'm using OpenOffice 4 with Windows 10.
OpenOffice 4.1.2 on Windows 10
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Re: Why do pop up boxes appear while I am typing text?

Postby RoryOF » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:16 pm

You are probably hitting the Ctrl key instead of or as well as the shift key. They are your fingers - _you_ have to control them. Or change to a different keyboard, perhaps with bigger keys.
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Re: Why do pop up boxes appear while I am typing text?

Postby avlval » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:40 pm

Or get smaller fingers?
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Re: Why do pop up boxes appear while I am typing text?

Postby RoryOF » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:49 pm

Keyboard with larger keys are available for users with arthritis and other illnesses. They are sometimes used in cold locations, where keyboard input may be required from users wearing gloves.
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