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Old December 18, 2009, 04:20 PM
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Hello, today out of the blue, my mouse pointer took some steroids and grew huge, enough to drive me crazy. It feels like its as big as my fist.

I have googled the issue, but got very annoyed after very little searching because I seemed to be finding possible cause for the problem, but no solution and I couldn't stand doing anything with this huge pointer. I can't explain it but I am totally harassed by it.

From what I have read, it could be an ATI driver problem, but I have not updated my driver for the past week and it just happened now (but I do have an ATI GPU). The other possible problem was supposedly linked to a gigabyte mobo's driver (what drivers ?) which I also have, but I have been using this configuration for the past 5 months.
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Old December 18, 2009, 04:22 PM
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pics?

I assume you've looked at your mouse properties and selected the smallest sized pointer?
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Old December 18, 2009, 04:37 PM
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pics?

I assume you've looked at your mouse properties and selected the smallest sized pointer?
Yes, I have, I only have the option of making it bigger and quite frankly, its not really part of my plans.
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Old December 18, 2009, 04:50 PM
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Sounds like you accidentally turned on a "Accessibility Option" for the visually impaired.
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Old December 18, 2009, 05:02 PM
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Sounds like you accidentally turned on a "Accessibility Option" for the visually impaired.
I went to check it and I couldn't see where there would be an option that would do that, but maybe you can enlighten me.
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Old December 18, 2009, 05:31 PM
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so that's what happens when you open the email titled: "PLE4SUR3 H3R M0RE WITH A ROCK H4RD PEN1X!!!!"
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Old December 18, 2009, 05:37 PM
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Vista: Ease of Access options (or Accessibility Options for the XP crowd)

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1) press START + U on your keyboard
2) click "Make the Mouse Easier to Use"
3) click the "Regular White" radio button
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so that's what happens when you open the email titled: "PLE4SUR3 H3R M0RE WITH A ROCK H4RD PEN1X!!!!"
I actually get similar emails in my junk email junk folder, but I just delete them.
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Do update to the latest Catalyst 9.12 + Hotfix if you haven't done so. It specifically fixes this issue, as per the Hotfix description:
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The desktop mouse cursor becomes enlarged at random while using Windows 7
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Do update to the latest Catalyst 9.12 + Hotfix if you haven't done so. It specifically fixes this issue, as per the Hotfix description:
jd, you are a god, I was missing the hotfix, now I can finally enjoy my monitor.

And while we are at it, I am experiencing what seems to be a random problem when viewing videos in my browser. When it happens, the screen gets black for 5-10 seconds, then, it stutters for another 10-20 seconds and then its back to normal. It only started happening recently. Actually since I got my new 24in LCD monitor.
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