I've had this same issue. I spun my wheels trying to figure out any kind of system variable to fix it....
What I found was that it wasn't an AutoCAD issue, it was my graphics card settings. I restored my NVIDIA defaults to my "cad" profile, and that fixed the problem. I suggest going to your graphics card website and searching for the driver for whatever version of AutoCAD that you have.
I hope it works for you like it did for me.
I am having the exact same issue. Everytime I double click Mtext to edit it the text formating toolbar is right in the centeer of my screen rather than above the text like normal. I have tried all the suggestions here. My mtextfixed was set to 2 by default. I tried 0 and 1 with no success. No here is the funny thing. The guy I work with has the exact same computer as me. They were bought at the saem time so it s the same video card operating system, etc. His work just normal. When he double clicks the text the formating toolbar opens right aabove the text. Does anyone have any ideas? I have been trying to fix this for months with no success. I'm using windows 7 32 bit and have already looked at me video card driver. I have the latest driver and it matches my coworkers. Thanks!
Jim, what is the value of your MTEXTED system variable? (Internal or OldEditor)
I'm guessing yours is set to OldEditor, because that is the only value, when changed on my system, that placed the text editor directly in the center of my screen no matter where the MTEXT was located on the screen.
Here are your options:
A) Change the MTEXTED value to Internal.
-- OR --
B) Change the MTEXTFIXED value to 0
I hope this helps. Good Luck!!
this is what I get when I type MTEXTED
Enter new value for MTEXTED, or . for none <"Internal">:
and I currently have my mtextfix set to '0'
It still comes up in the center of the screen