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Windows 7: MS Word 2010 issue...flickering blue circle next to cursor

01 Aug 2013   #1

MS Word 2010 issue...flickering blue circle next to cursor

I recently developed an annoying flickering blue circle next to my cursor whenever Im using a Word 2010
There is no problem in notepad only in word. I have already done a system restore and updated my printer drivers (one recommendation that was given) but cannot get rid of the distracting flickering blue cursor.
Any help to resolve this problem would be greatly appreciated!!

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02 Aug 2013   #2

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi there ... I would try changing the default printer .. If that does not help try a Repair through the control panel .This seems to either be a printer problem . Or a template problem .

Change your default printer
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02 Aug 2013   #3


Thank you for your reply. As I only have one printer I switched it to the Microsoft XPS Document Writer option give under printers and faxes options. I found that the cursor line now appears normal with a light blue circle (non flickering)

How will this affect my use of my Canon printer when needed?
Again, thanks for your help!
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02 Aug 2013   #4

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi there .. You are most welcome . I will try it on my printer later on today and see exactly what happens .. I think it will just ask you to select a printer . Which i know can be a bit of a pain but better that then the flashing cursor
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21 Dec 2013   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro x86 (Temporary)

That happened to me a few days ago. Its just that the PC is doing a lot of background possesses very fast. Hope that helps!
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09 May 2016   #6

Windows 7 X64

Oh my god.... it's appers on my PC right now....... and i have used my EPL-6200 for months whitout any problems.

I have set the "Microsoft XPS" as preferred and apparently the problems disappering but when i need to print a document i need to select my exact printer from mený and the cursor start to blinking like a crazy

There's some suggestion for remove this problems ?? I never obtain a similar problems from todays.......... and what's the problems ? How i can check on my windows ?
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 MS Word 2010 issue...flickering blue circle next to cursor

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