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Whenever I select a word in Word 2010 and move the cursor up, an annoying floating window appears with fonts, etc. Does anyone know how to remove this feature?

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This windows is called the Mini Toolbar which contains formatting options. I guess Word developers decided to have this shown everytime text is selected is because it is assumed that when you select text, you're going to format it. – Peachy Nov 7 '12 at 15:28

You can disable that toolbar by doing the following:

  1. Go to File → Options
  2. Under General, uncheck "Show Mini Toolbar on selection"
  3. Click OK

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