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Windows 7: Please help me. (Blinking mouse?)

07 Apr 2017   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Please help me. (Blinking mouse?)

I honestly don't know what to call this, but it's the same thing as when you try to type something, it tricked me a few times to backspace and go to the previous page, I've tried ignoring it but I can't take it anymore, I'm only 14 and I just want to know how to get rid of this. I've made a GIF of what my problem is at the top of the thread, as you can see. So, uh, this is the first website that came up when I googled "windows 7 help" so I trust you guys will help me. Thanks!

EDIT: It only happens on Firefox, so is there a "text"* setting that I don't know about that has been turned on?
* = i don't know what to call it so i'm going to call it a text thing.
EDIT 2: I found it! Carat-browsing was turned on.

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07 Apr 2017   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Glad you found the problem ItsMatty.

Welcome to our forum.

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20 Apr 2017   #3
kristen theron

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit

If the mouse is a usb mouse, you van try plugging it into a different usb port.
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