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Pointer graphic problem Windows XP

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  • Mice
  • Pointer
  • Windows XP
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October 23, 2011 11:44:44 PM

Hello,
My mouse pointer is accompanied on the screen by multicolored pixilated square about the size of a thumbnail. How can I fix this?

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October 24, 2011 5:07:27 PM

A square? Hmm...
Usually this helps: try lowering your hardware acceleration one step.
Right click desktop>Properties>Settings>Advanced>Troubleshoot>and you'll see the hardware acc slider.
Move it one step to the left.

Or try a different cursor... :hello: 

Also, if you change pointers a lot, then beeware of their colour depth and your monitor's/graphic card color depth. For example you might have set on 16 bit and the cursor being at 24 or 32, or on the contrary...that gives errors or graphic glitches!
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November 5, 2011 7:01:15 PM

Fiddling with the hardware acceleration helped but the problem sometimes reappeared upon reboot. Permanent fix was to turn off "trails." I use the same pointer (Windows standard) all the time - no themes.

This problem cropped up on a computer that I have been using for two years with no change in configuration. The only recent change to programs was to update Java, but I don't know if that preceded the prob.

On a separate note - does anyone know if the "Photodisc" theme is available for XP?
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November 12, 2011 5:23:35 PM

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