Thanks @gazumped. Running the upgrade to 6.10 seems to've addressed the problem. Sheesh!
Somehow, my A key hAs become the keyboard shortcut for Clipper. *Every* time I hit the A key, clipper opens. The keyboArd shortcut options screen doesn't give me A wAy to turn turn if off -- . Help! It's A HUGE problem not being Able to use A.