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Windows 7: Pointer expanding (getting bigger) while online

16 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home, 64 bit
Pointer expanding (getting bigger) while online

Recently, I noticed that my mouse pointer expands about three times it's size. It starts while on line, then remains that way until I restart Windows. Once I restart Windows, it goes back to it's regular small size.

I checked in control panel in the "pointer settings"-everything is set correctly. It only corrects itself when I restart Windows.

I checked for viruses, running: Malwarebytes Pro, Avast, and Hitman Pro-nothing shows.

I use Chrome as browser.

Thanks for your time.


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16 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 10 Pro

1.) Can you run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

And let us know the results?

2.) Can you also try this?

Click then type personal and choose personalization. Click change mouse pointers. UNCHECK allow themes to change mouse pointers. Click ok.

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16 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home, 64 bit

Thanks for your reply Seven Guru.

scf /scannow did not find anything. The pointer was set to normal, and the scheme is set on "none."

I did notice something. I temporally switched my browser from Chrome to Internet Explorer, and so far, the pointer hasn't changed? So, could this have something to do with Chrome? I haven't spent much time browsing, but will move around a little to see if a change will occur. Any more ideas, please leave them here and I will check in later.

Thanks again for your help.

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16 Nov 2013   #4

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64

you might have a odd extension in chrome causing it what does your extension list look like?
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16 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home, 64 bit

Thanks for your reply rcvjew.

I have nothing in my extensions, I keep them cleaned out on both IE and Chrome.

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16 Nov 2013   #6

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64

I have no idea why it would be doing that you might need to reinstall chrome then. i take it you have not messed with any of the chrome://flags/ ? is your chrome version 31.0.1650.57 m?
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16 Nov 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

You should not feed it Viagra.
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17 Nov 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home, 64 bit

Thanks for the reply rcvjew

After some surfing on the Web using IE, the pointer never changed. It seems that the problem must be with Chrome. I took your advice and uninstalled it. I haven't put it back on just yet.

Haven't herd of speccy, but will look into it.

Thanks for your time and help.

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