1.    29 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 4
    windows10

    How do you want to open this?" pop up dialogue box problem


    When I type in url box in any browser or in any application, i get this "How do you want to open this?" pop up dialogue box and I have to click somewhere to continue. The dialogue box literally pops up every time I type a letter. I do not have this problem when using on screen keyboard. I have been facing this problem for the last 5 days. I feel this problem occured after windows 10 got updated to version 1511.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2015-12-30.png 
Views:	1 
Size:	222.5 KB 
ID:	56018Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2015-12-30 (4).png 
Views:	4 
Size:	928.6 KB 
ID:	56019
    Did anybody face this problem?Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks in advance
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    30 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,115
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, welcome to tenforums. I've not heard of this before, but can imagine your frustration. A good number of people have encountered problems with build 1511, although it's rather late for updates to this build to occur unless someone installs an older 10240 build, for example.

    To try to eliminate the effect of 3rd party programs:
    Does this problem occur in Safe Mode? After a clean boot?

    Just to establish a baseline, if you haven't already done so, can you
    - open an elevated (admin) command prompt
    and run
    - SFC /Scannow
    and report the final result.

    (It would be better if someone can then offer you a specific solution or means of exploring this)
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    10 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 4
    windows10
    Thread Starter

    Sorry for the late reply. I think it might be keyboard problem. When I changed the keyboard, the problem disappeared. But interestingly, the same keyboard which is causing problem on my pc, which is running on windows 10, is working without any issues on a couple of other pcs running on windows 7. Initially, instead of trying a new keyboard, I tried this keyboard on another pc. Since it worked on another pc running on windows 7, I thought problem might be something else. I tried to restore pc, created the new user account but those things did not fix the problem.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    10 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,115
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    A random thought.. could it be related to whatever hotkey is used to open that dialogue? However the examples you show seem to indicate you're not typing the same character.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    10 Jan 2016 #5
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 4
    windows10
    Thread Starter

    I tried to restore to different restore points. But the problem persisted. Windows support from Microsoft suggested to change keyboard and see if it fixes it. It did. But I still wonder the old keyboard is not working on my windows 10 pc but it is still working on a windows 7 run pc. I am not a techie to understand if it is really keyboard malfunction or something else really. But I am relieved that it got solved.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    10 Jan 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,115
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    A clear way forward is good. Sometimes it seems Win 10 shows strange sensitivity to certain devices- e.g. Atheros 9000 series Wifi cards, certain types of wireless mice... in ways not seen before. And it certainly demonstrates more fragility in respect of its start menu and universal apps. Give it a year.. maybe..!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    10 Jan 2016 #7
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 4
    windows10
    Thread Starter

    Thank you Dalchina for your replies
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
"open with" dialogue for mime types that have a default application
This is both weird and really, really annoying. Say I set MPV as the default media player. For ALL media types. Then I go into my music library via file explorer and double-click an mp3. It will ask me which app I want to open it in "or keep...
General Support
Removing Libraries from "Open" and "Save as" dialogs in Office 2010
I have removed the Windows 10 "Libraries" from the navigation pane in Windows Explorer and other Microsoft programs (eg. Notepad), but despite an exhaustive internet search I have been unable to discover how to remove Libraries from navigation panes...
Software and Apps
Microsoft Edge fails to open says "...Trial period expired..."
I eagerly upgraded from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro on July 29 the moment I got the upgrade link. But to my horror Edge is not working, WiFi drivers aren't working, nVidia Graphic drivers are corrupted. Somehow managed to install the other...
Browsers and Email
Solved Cannot open "Network & Internet" from Windows 10 "Settings"
I do have my WiFi internet working, I can access internet all right. But if I go to Windows 10 Settings and then try to open "Network & Internet", it takes forever and it does not load. While that happens, performance temporarily decreases, even...
Network and Sharing
"Open with..." not showing possibility for "Another App on this PC"
Hello Community! I am not having the option to choose an app from the PC to open files of unknown type, only to search for an app in the store. Is that normal? If yes, I don't like it, but say I download a file of unknown type, what is the most...
Software and Apps
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:08.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums