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Windows 7: What is this mouse pointer icon and how to I get rid of it?

09 May 2014   #1
bfriesen

Windows 7
 
 
What is this mouse pointer icon and how to I get rid of it?

Ever since my work computer was updated to Windows 7, many of the mouse pointer icons include this thing to the left that I think looks like an old fashioned telephone receiver (see attached image file). It drives me mad, as I find it disorienting. I cannot find anyway of removing it through the mouse customization settings. I've become obsessed with finding out how to get rid of it.

Another interesting point is that I don't have this problem on my home version of Windows 7.

Thanks!




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09 May 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Right click on desktop, > Personalization > left hand side "Change mouse Pointers"
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09 May 2014   #3
bfriesen

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you, but that takes me to the mouse customization changes that I mentioned I'd already tried.
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09 May 2014   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

bfriesen,
Do you have IT support at work? If so, what we suggest might run counter to what your IT department desires.

e.g. I could suggest updating or rolling back your video drivers, but this might be disastrous for some specialized work related app.
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09 May 2014   #5
ILDPCS

winxp PROFESSIONAL 32BIT,BUT SPEECY SAYS ITS A X64 BIT
 
 

HI,I have a similar problem but mine is a blinking hour glass along side mouse pointer in F/F and now in I.E. and like its impossible to get rid of and nobody seems know how.
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10 May 2014   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

bfriesen Welcome to Seven forums.

Does the odd cursor blink as a text placement one does? It could be something your company has to track what employees type.
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10 May 2014   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums bfriesen. See if Enable pointer shadow is selected. If so, uncheck it and see if that works.

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10 May 2014   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

If I'm looking at the OP's screenshot correctly, the item to the right is the pointer. It looks like the normal text select pointer.

The left/circled item seems to be the blinking text cursor with some sort of modification or rendering problem. I wonder what the IT department (if there is one) has to say about this.

@ILDPCS,
You issue sounds a bit different in that it seems to be purely pointer related (as opposed to cursor related for the OP). You might want to start your own thread. (And please follow up on your existing threads :-)
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