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Mystery Drop-Down Listing on Left Side of Monitor?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Scotirish, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Scotirish

    Scotirish Flightless Bird

    Have Windows XP Home, SP3. A few days ago a drop-down listing popped up on
    the far left side of the screen, top to bottom, whenever my mouse moved in
    that direction on the desktop. If I moved the mouse back toward the right,
    the long listing disappeared. The drop-down listing appears to be a listing
    of everything I have in "Incoming" -- things I download there before
    installing them on the computer. I don't recall clicking on anything that
    caused this, but it's aggravating. Has anyone here had a similar experience
    and knows how to eliminate this pop up? Your help will be appreciated.
    Thanks!
     
  2. thecreator

    thecreator Flightless Bird

    Hi Scotrish,

    Your listing is simply a Toolbar that was created by accident by you.
    You must have held the left mouse button down by accident and dragged the
    "Incoming" folder against the left side of the Screen.

    To remove the Toolbar, right-click on the Name "Incoming" and click
    Close Toolbar.


    --
    thecreator




    "Scotirish" <Scotirish@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:257871A3-A6A3-4B5F-AFF9-84EDA774A4C4@microsoft.com...
    > Have Windows XP Home, SP3. A few days ago a drop-down listing popped up
    > on
    > the far left side of the screen, top to bottom, whenever my mouse moved in
    > that direction on the desktop. If I moved the mouse back toward the
    > right,
    > the long listing disappeared. The drop-down listing appears to be a
    > listing
    > of everything I have in "Incoming" -- things I download there before
    > installing them on the computer. I don't recall clicking on anything that
    > caused this, but it's aggravating. Has anyone here had a similar
    > experience
    > and knows how to eliminate this pop up? Your help will be appreciated.
    > Thanks!
     
  3. Scotirish

    Scotirish Flightless Bird

    Thanks for your response!. After posting my questions, I went back and
    messed around a bit and found the option and checked it. So, much to my
    delight, I got the darn thing off.
    Thanks again for your interest and response.

    "thecreator" wrote:

    > Hi Scotrish,
    >
    > Your listing is simply a Toolbar that was created by accident by you.
    > You must have held the left mouse button down by accident and dragged the
    > "Incoming" folder against the left side of the Screen.
    >
    > To remove the Toolbar, right-click on the Name "Incoming" and click
    > Close Toolbar.
    >
    >
    > --
    > thecreator
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Scotirish" <Scotirish@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:257871A3-A6A3-4B5F-AFF9-84EDA774A4C4@microsoft.com...
    > > Have Windows XP Home, SP3. A few days ago a drop-down listing popped up
    > > on
    > > the far left side of the screen, top to bottom, whenever my mouse moved in
    > > that direction on the desktop. If I moved the mouse back toward the
    > > right,
    > > the long listing disappeared. The drop-down listing appears to be a
    > > listing
    > > of everything I have in "Incoming" -- things I download there before
    > > installing them on the computer. I don't recall clicking on anything that
    > > caused this, but it's aggravating. Has anyone here had a similar
    > > experience
    > > and knows how to eliminate this pop up? Your help will be appreciated.
    > > Thanks!

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     

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