I've been unable to find the cause of this issue. I have a client's 2003 server that they use for terminal services. It performs fine except for this odd quirk. When you click on ANYTHING.. icons.. whatever... it doesn't respond for quite some time (maybe 30 seconds) *BUT* if I click an icon and then tap the ALT key, it instantly causes it to respond to my mouse click rather than waiting. I found this by accident - but why would pressing ALT fix the hangup, and what can I do to restore it's normal response? Weird weird weird..