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04-01-2019 10:59 AM
Solved dotted mouse pointer in Text fields

1. Click on Start > Type 'Mouse' and open it
2. in the 'Mouse Properties' > Go to 'Pointers'
3. in the 'Customize' field, scroll down and select 'Text Select' > Then click on 'Browse'
4. in the new opened 'Browse' window, select any mouse cursor icon and click 'Open'
5. Click 'OK' to close the 'Mouse Properties' window
03-15-2018 11:35 PM
quick fix

go into settings, devices, then mouse, additional mouse options, pointer options, then tick display pointer trails, move it all the way to short and apply.. your mouse will never mess up again after that!!!!
10-05-2017 07:42 AM
DustinRhodes So it's simple; just started happening to myself...
1. You hit windows key and type 'MOUSE'
2. Click mouse & touchpad settings
3. 'Additional Mouse Options"
4. Then I click on Scheme under 'Pointers' i believe
changed it to something (@ random), changed it back, and APPLIED. Fixes it for me... no idea what causes it
Hope that solves the issues
03-30-2017 03:23 PM
Originally Posted by djnsty View Post

Shake it! Shake, Shake it! Shake it like a polaroid picture!

Just try it.
I laughed so hard when I actually tried it out and it worked! Thanks dude biggrin.gif
03-07-2017 04:19 PM
Originally Posted by Macnemarion View Post

I have this issue all the time. I used to just reboot to fix it, but on my machine I found that if I hover over the show desktop square in the far right of the task bar it returns to normal.
Don't know why it happens but it does.

You my friend, are a genius. I know I am some 3 years late but this still happens, on Windows 10 too. So hopefully this helps others.
09-15-2016 04:11 PM
kazuos This worked! Thanks! thumb.gif
06-28-2016 05:52 PM
rybnz Thanks, it worked MAGICALLY!!!!!!!! Thank you
03-24-2016 11:53 AM
eyePal WOW!! This is CRAZZZZY. I shook it, hit it and it worked!!!
04-24-2015 03:28 PM
Vembutech Hi,

This might be an issue related with the drivers for the mouse after installing Windows 7; you may try updating the drivers for the mouse from the Device Manager and check.
· Are you using Desktop computer or Laptop?
1. Click Start.
2. Type Device Manager in Start search.
3. Expand Mice and other Pointing devices in device manager window.
4. Right Properties.
5. Click on driver tab.
6. Click Update drivers.
7. Click OK.
Check if any exclamation marks are shown with the device. The exclamation mark shows an issue with the driver installed.
Refer the link to update the drivers: Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Update-a-driver-for-hardware-that-isnt-working-properly
I also suggest that you manually download the drivers from the manufacturer’s website and try installing the same on the computer and check.
You may also try connecting mouse to different port and check, this is to narrow down the issue if the issue is with mouse or with ports. You may also try connecting different mouse to the computer and try connecting this mouse to different computer and check.
04-19-2015 05:44 AM
Diseasedcrow You hero that worked
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