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Windows 7: Desktop Hourglass And Arrow Icon Question/Problem ?


12 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Desktop Hourglass And Arrow Icon Question/Problem ?

Hello,

Not at all sure if this is Windows 7 related, or due to something else, but thought I'd take the liberty of asking here, as you folks seem to know about "most everything" PC related.

First time this happened.
As is typical apparently, it will probably happen again, and would like to learn about what might be the cause beforehand.

I turn on the PC, and it boots up normally.
All the Desktop items are there, and in place.

But 2 anomolies:

First, the arrow cursor does not appear; only the a hourglass cursor which does not go away. Stays that way indefinitely.

Why might this be ?

But, if I move the cursor (now the hourglass) into any portion of the desktop that is the first third of it in a horiz. direction, it turns into the arrow.

If I move the arrow back horizontally into the right hand 2/3 of the desktop, it turns back to the hourglass.

Vertical positioning has no changes; it's only the horiz. position that results in the hourglass going to the arrow icon.

Any thoughts on this ?

Thanks,
Bob


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12 Dec 2010   #2

 
 

When you click on the cursor when it's an arrow, does it work properly? (i.e. does it open the icon you put it on?) What about when the cursor is an hourglass -- what happens if you put it on an icon and click on it?

I've had a somewhat similar situation in which both the cursor/arrow and the cursor/hourglass allow me to click and perform the function I'm trying to do. It happens occasionally -- very sporatically, and doesn't seem to affect anything else --- I also occasionally have a boot-up situation where my cursor is completely frozen!

I don't know what causes either situation, except that occasionally a computer will have a 'corrupted' boot-up, and the sometimes the best thing to do is just to shut down and re-boot.
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12 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP:

Hi,

Thanks for thoughts on.

"When you click on the cursor when it's an arrow, does it work properly? (i.e. does it open the icon you put it on?) What about when the cursor is an hourglass -- what happens if you put it on an icon and click on it?"

No, both icons inoperative.
Have to re-boot.
Then, apparently, all O.K.

Regards,
Bob
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12 Dec 2010   #4

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

My first thought if it is wireless check the battery.
Good place to start.

Also if it has its own manufactures software such as Logitech uses make sure it is up to date.

Since you didn't list this info this is only a guess.
Mike
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12 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP:

Hi,

Good suggestions.
Thanks.

The Logitech screen says that my wireless mouse and the keyboards are fine.

Will check on the software to see if anything new, though.

Thanks,
Bob
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12 Dec 2010   #6

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You may need to go to the website. The updater in the software sometimes doen't work. There have been two major updates to some Logitch products including the mouse the last couple of months.

Mike
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12 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP:

Hi,

Much thanks.
Will do.

Bob
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