map and board malfunction

Hello All! Sometimes when I press the keys to bring up the map window for hyperspacing or to board a ship, the map or board dialogue box flickers on screen and then leaves. It won't stick around long enough for me to pick any option so I can't get any ships (this distresses me) and the map thing is annoying. I am running 8.6 OS. Are there any settings I should change?

Well, believe it or not I had the enter key set as the closest enemy key, so it was saving the enters pressed during the battles and getting rid of either the map window or board window.