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    owlcat Guest

    Default Alerts "steal" keystrokes

    Being paranoid, I have ZoneAlarm (ZASS 8.0.298) configured to ask my permission before allowing programs to access the trusted zone, access the internet or do something "dangerous". I get lots of alerts even though I allow the obvious to happen automatically. It's a nuisance, but part of the price I am willing to pay for security.

    The problem is that I am typing away in my editor and one of these alerts pops us and steals my type-ahead. Often, the type-ahead contains a letter that "satisfies" the alert and thinks I have approved (or disapproved) and the alert vanishes from the screen before I can even see what it is or how I inadvertently responded.

    Is there a way to disable keystrokes in alerts so that I have to use the mouse to point and click in order to reply to an alert?

    I apologize if this has already been asked and answered, but I can't find any threads about this.

    Thanks--OwlCat

    Operating System:Windows Vista Home Premium
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    Hi!for me it wan't accept any letter unless I go over with the mouse and push on allow or deny, no space or ENTER or any letter.Or may be I have been lucky? :8}Cheer,Fax

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    The fact that you can't enter keystrokes is encouraging; it implies that I only need to learn how to turn them off. Does anyone have any ideas how to do that? There certainly don't seem to be options for this kind of thing in the Control Center.

    TIA

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><HR>OwlCat wrote:
    how to turn them off.
    TIA
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>To turn off what?Cheers,Fax

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    owlcat Guest

    Default Re: Alerts "steal" keystrokes

    I said &quot;Being paranoid, I have ZoneAlarm (ZASS 8.0.298) configured to ask my permission before allowing programs to access the trusted zone, access the internet or do something &quot;dangerous&quot;. I get lots of alerts even though I allow the obvious to happen automatically. It's a nuisance, but part of the price I am willing to pay for security.

    The problem is that I am typing away in my editor and one of these alerts pops us and steals my type-ahead. Often, the type-ahead contains a letter that &quot;satisfies&quot; the alert and thinks I have approved (or disapproved) and the alert vanishes from the screen before I can even see what it is or how I inadvertently responded.

    Is there a way to disable keystrokes in alerts so that I have to use the mouse to point and click in order to reply to an alert?

    I apologize if this has already been asked and answered, but I can't find any threads about this.

    Thanks--OwlCat

    Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
    Software Version: 8.0
    Product Name: ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite&quot;

    Then you said: &quot;Hi!
    for me it wan't accept any letter unless I go over with the mouse and push on allow or deny, no space or ENTER or any letter.
    Or may be I have been lucky?

    Cheer,
    Fax&quot;

    And then I said: &quot;The fact that you can't enter keystrokes is encouraging; it implies that I only need to learn how to turn them off. Does anyone have any ideas how to do that? There certainly don't seem to be options for this kind of thing in the Control Center.

    TIA &quot;

    And finally you asked &quot;to turn off what?&quot;

    It is really frustrating to be typing away, have my keystrokes disappear and out of the corner of my eye see a Zone Alarm alert fading from the screen. I would very much like to have ZA alerts force me to go to alert window, mouse and click.

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    Default Re: Alerts "steal" keystrokes

    Hi!sorry, I can't really followwhat you are saying. Here I simply cant by mistake allow or deny a ZA pop-up window, it does NOT accept any keystroke.Cheers,Fax

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