SOLVED: Mouse Pointer Flickering or Disappearing

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Post Posted October 29th, 2007, 8:04 pm

This just started today, midway through the day. When in Firefox (ANYWHERE on the screen -- on a web page, on a menu bar, on the status bar, inside a dropdown menu -- anywhere in Firefox), the mouse pointer flickers like mad (or disappears completely). It's so bad, it's difficult to determine where to click.

It is not flickering in any other programs.

I tried rebooting several times, no help.
I tried upgrading to the latest version (I was one version behind), no help.

I can't figure it out, but it's making me crazy.

WinXP Pro, HP Media Center, TONS of memory, PLENTY of free hard disk space.

Any ideas ?


After trying just about everything (reinstalled mouse driver, uninstalled a pile of Firefox add-ons, etc.), I started closing & reopening tabs one by one. One of them was it. It was somehow corrupt. Went back to the same web page in a new tab and it's just fine. Go figure !


Post Posted March 18th, 2009, 7:01 am

I had the same problem. When I closed the tab with.... Hotmail the problem went away. I've not noticed it happen with any other website as yet.


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Post Posted March 18th, 2009, 7:09 am

That's good...but no reason to drag up a 2 year old thread.
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