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"Desktop suddenly appears" means that a window has crashed. My belief is that this is a browser issue.
I'm using a four-year old Dell computer with Windows Vista. Lately, almost every time, while I'm typing an email with Windstream.net, my typing disappears and my monitor takes me back to my desktop and I have to start all over again. I'm hope you're not as puzzled as I am.
In this excerpt from Answercast #70, I look at a case where someone is typing and suddenly they see their desktop. The browser has probably crashed.
Well, I am kind of. So the issue is, I mean... I understand what you are saying "the typing disappears," but there are so many different ways that "typing" can disappear.
Now, you said that, "It takes you back to your desktop." What I infer from that is - it's not just your typing that is disappearing. It's that your browser (the window in which you are doing this typing) is closing.
Your browser is "closing" unexpectedly and apparently without any error message. Error messages would be present in many cases. If there were, I'm assuming you would have told me. So, basically what's happening here is, as you are typing along, your browser's disappearing.
The thing that I would recommend you do immediately is disable add-ons in your browser.
You haven't indicated what browser you're using, but I have different approaches:
For Internet Explorer, I've got an article on that;
In Chrome, it's fairly simple.
In Firefox, it's fairly simple (there are menu items for it).
I would disable add-ons in your browser to make sure that they aren't interfering with the browser trying to do the work. In many cases, that actually can be the cause of a problem like this.
If you're using a browser like Firefox or Chrome, I would suggest reinstalling the browser. In fact, I would actually go so far as to suggest uninstalling the browser and then reinstalling it - because this does sound like a browser-specific problem.
Finally, if none of that actually resolves the issue, I would try another browser, in other words, if you're using Internet Explorer, download and run Chrome. See if you experience the same issue in Chrome.
If you do, then it's some kind of system issue and to be honest, I'd be somewhat baffled at that point. I'm not exactly sure where I'd take you next.
My belief is that this is a browser issue. It's not just "typing"
disappearing, it's your browser disappearing - and that's something that would
be addressed by turning off add-ons, fixing the browser, or switching to a
different browser completely.
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