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Windows 7: Mouse Pointer has become too large

22 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Mouse Pointer has become too large

Hi All,

Just installed my copy of Windows 7 and it's ace!

Apart from the fact that my Mouse Pointer has suddenly become really REALLY big! I've tried changing the size setting via the Control Panel but it doesn't change the size at all!

I've been informed by a friend of mine that if I lift my mouse off the desk that it thinks the mouse is really far away and makes the adjustment however... it won't go back to normal size!!

Does anyone have an answer?

Cheers,

ZW

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22 Oct 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zuton Warrior View Post
Hi All,

Just installed my copy of Windows 7 and it's ace!

Apart from the fact that my Mouse Pointer has suddenly become really REALLY big! I've tried changing the size setting via the Control Panel but it doesn't change the size at all!

I've been informed by a friend of mine that if I lift my mouse off the desk that it thinks the mouse is really far away and makes the adjustment however... it won't go back to normal size!!

Does anyone have an answer?

Cheers,

ZW
there are in the ease of use control panel. You probably have either magnify, or large mouse pointer enabled

Ken
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22 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I've been and tried this and it doesn't work.

When I select the standard size it just stays the same horrible size
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22 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Hmm this has got even weirder...

If I set the mouse pointer to have a floating trail it goes back to normal size. If I uncheck it it goes back to a ridiculous size.

So I could just live with it... with a trail but it means I have no visible mouse pointer whilst playing games!!
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22 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

What are the DPI settings? The option is under Screen Resolution with font sizes.
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23 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Hmm... after downloading the latest drivers for my Graphics Card and then Restarting it seems to have settled down.

But if the problem reoccurs I'll look into the DPI.


Thanks
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26 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 
Same Problem

It has happend a few times. I have the latest drivers for my 5850. Also I have 3 monitors hooked up and only my primary montior has the big pointer. If I mouse over to the other monitors I have a normal size pointer, but when I mouse back to the primary it gets big again. Also when I mouse down on a title bar the pointer turns small as long as the button is pressed.
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26 Oct 2009   #8

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

This is a new issues caused by ATI drivers in Win 7.

THG have an article on it.
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26 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helmutcheese View Post
This is a new issues caused by ATI drivers in Win 7.

THG have an article on it.
Helmut, could you post the link to it?
tks
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26 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Trying downloading the drivers for the 5800 series (my card is the 5770) to see if it helps as I've read on AMD Game Forums it might work.

I'll let you know if it works but, sometimes the problem takes at least a day before it'll reappear.

Here's the link to the article I read:

AMD Game Forums - 5770 driver problems?
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