I think it is because of the Tablet PC support in Vista, which is enabled
when a Wacom tablet is attached and Pen mode is enabled.
If you move mouse cursor using Wacom pen and press Ctrl, Alt, Shift keys,
you sees the tooltip. (If you move mouse cursor via a mouse, and press the
keys, you should not see the tooltip.)
One way to disable it is to go to the "Wacom Tablet Properties" control
panel applet, select the "Mapping" tab, and select the "Mouse" mode. However,
this will also disable the tablet PC supports (e.g. pen flick, tablet input
panel tip appears next to textbox etc).
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"Simon Berube" wrote:
> Please help me. This just randomly started happening last night. I can't
> find where to turn off this feature. It's placing these idicators on the
> screen any time that I push Shift, Ctrl, &/or Alt. In case you don't
> understand what I'm talking about, I attached a cropped print screen.
> I have a MS Multimedia keyboard with only default drivers, and a Wacom
> tablet. I don't know exactly what would cause this, but I thought maybe it
> was the Pen Input panel, so I closed it. I checked the keyboard settings
> from Control Panel, and there's nothing about this there.
> I still have the problem, and it's really annoying. Anyone have an idea?