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Windows 7: Mouse sticks at window borders - Win 7

07 Jan 2015   #1
BillyGtr

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 
Mouse sticks at window borders - Win 7

A week or so ago I activated "mouse cursor sticks at window borders" or (something similar) to try and after being repeatedly annoyed by it, I can't find the place in Win 7 to shut it off again. I didn't think I was getting that old yet ...
I'm sure I was in Ease of Access, but I've been poking around there for a half hour and been through the Mouse settings several times and can't find the box to uncheck.
I don't think this is an issue, but I'm using a Logitech wireless mouse, and the Mouse settings I can access through Ease of Access seem to be for a Microsoft mouse model that I don't have. At least the image doesn't match, but it's likely the MSFT mouse shown is closest to the one I have. I've also been through the Logitech Set-Point menus and there's nothing there that applies to making the cursor pause at the border of an open window.
I'm not used to being stymied by an operating system; appreciate any guidance offered.


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07 Jan 2015   #2
BillyGtr

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 

Ah, methinks I posted too quickly.
After I posted this, similar posts appeared, and looking through some of the older forum posts on mouse movement led me in the right direction.
'Sticky Borders' is the feature, but it's not in Win 7/Control Panel/Ease of Access, it's in the Synaptics touchpad setting on this laptop.
Go to Control Panel / Mouse / Device Settings to get to the Synaptics touchpad settings. The 'Sticky Borders' checkbox is in the Pointing/Pointing Enhancements/Sticky Borders section.
Unchecked, and problem solved.
Maybe this will help someone else.
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