Libre Impress acting crazy with text area box. Help!

I can’t figure this out a all. When I put a textarea box in one of my slides, exit developer mode, start the presentation on that slide and try to type something, it starts typing all the way to the left outside of the textbox!

Further. When I try to exit the fullscreen mode, “esc” doesn’t work. I have to use ALT + ESC, which crashes the program every time and I have to go through the restore wizard on start up.

What the heck is going on?