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Whenever I press Ctrl+Shift+A IE opens a popup window that says 'enter abbreviation', even when IE isn't open and I'm in a different program. My computer (Vista) has IE8 installed on it, but if fixing the problem means uninstalling it, that's fine.

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What happens if you enter something at the prompt? (I suspect it's some add-on, if so, the result might help identify it.) – Bavi_H Jul 20 '10 at 1:44
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I'm experiencing the same thing on my work computer. Nothing happens when I enter text and hit enter. The window just disappears.

/edit: Ha! It's from Notepad++. The Zen Coding plugin adds that popup, and Notepad++ doesn't appear to keep its hotkeys local.

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