I registered just to respond. Thanks for the help! I used the .js fix and I only wished I had searched here earlier. I wouldn't have wasted all afternoon messing with uninstalling/reinstalling etc... Have these problems and solutions been sent to HP yet? I know I'm going to send a link and tell them to issue a patch or update or something.
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They've issued an update either for automatic updating (which I don't have) or manual download. The instructions page also mentions the "ALT-SPACE" workaround.
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