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Why does my page highlight blue with erratic cursor movement?

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March 23, 2010 7:01:09 AM

I have a new dell inspiron laptop.
It seems to be a dual vista/windows 7. I am used to XP.
When using IE my cursor movements often highlight the text blue in blocks of color and cursor movement becomes erratic - sometimes locking.
Probably obvious I'm not a whizz :sarcastic:  but any ideas would be gratefully welcomed
Thanks!
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March 23, 2010 5:56:20 PM

Sounds like a mouse / touchpad [driver] problem. A stuck left button will cause the highlighting. If you can turn down the sensitivity of the touchpad, that may help; or disable it entirely and use a mouse.
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March 25, 2010 1:00:30 PM

Thanks but mouse option not available as disabled ... me, not button that is ... :o )
I also get 'pointer unavailable' sign at same time.
Seems to only happen in IE ...have searched their troubleshooter but no luck.

Any more ideas?
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