I made a mouse pointer change, and now I'm sorry.


  1. Posts : 233
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       #1

    I made a mouse pointer change, and now I'm sorry.


    I enjoy the default W7 games of Hearts, Freecell, and Spider.

    For some very unreasonable moment, I decided to change the mouse pointer while I was engaged in a Hearts game. I minimized, went into Control Panel and changed to a larger, black pointer.

    Almost immediately, when back into the game, the screen started flickering and jumping. This problem only occurs inside of the games because I closed down and worked elsewhere on the pc with no issues.

    I shut down, then rebooted. Same problem only inside of games. I then went back into C/P - Hardware - Mouse and changed back to default; Apply, and then rebooted. Same problem only inside of games.

    I'm wondering if I should uninstall the games and then re-install?
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  2. Posts : 627
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       #2

    do you have a system restore point that you can go back to ?

    scrooge
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  3. Posts : 233
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       #3

    No.

    I do monthly regular imaging backups (second hd, & dvd), so I turn System Restore off.
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  4. Posts : 475
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       #4

    I'd go with the uninstall/reinstall of the windows games as done through the control panel. Rebooting in between.
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    Originally Win 7 Hm Prem x64 Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601-SP1 | Upgraded to Windows 10 December 14, 2019
       #5

    Sometimes it helps to turn the Games feature off, then back on with a restart after each action.

    Games should be at the very top: Windows Features - Turn On or Off
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  6. Posts : 233
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       #6

    Yes, I did that procedure.
    Turned the Games feature off; rebooted; turned the Games feature back on; rebooted.

    Unfortunately, the flickering and jumping persists.

    Looks like I'm bringing back my latest image.
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  7. Posts : 475
    Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
       #7

    You could try using different mouse pointers then going back to default to see if that will get it to behave.
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  8. Posts : 233
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       #8

    Changed a few times, including "none"; then went back to default each time with reboots.

    Did not fix the issue.

    Lesson learned: do not kanoodle with your mouse settings while a game is open.
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  9. Posts : 475
    Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
       #9

    Hard to believe that caused a major upset but we are talking Windows.

    No more kanoodling.
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