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flickering mouse pointer

Postby John Powell » Sat, Mar 27 2010, 10:37PM

When in the main screen of cabinet editor, when i move my mouse the pointing arrow
flickers on and off when moving. this makes it nearly impossible to select points etc.
could anyone please help?
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Re: flickering mouse pointer

Postby Mark McCallum » Sat, Mar 27 2010, 10:46PM

Hi John
I'm not sure if this helps but I use (the shift button and hold down the two mouse buttons at the same time) and drag the mouse towards you to zoom in.
Hope this helps.

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Re: flickering mouse pointer

Postby John Powell » Sun, Mar 28 2010, 4:02AM

yes i understand thats how to zoom but when my pointer is over the menu buttons and the various windows at the
side of my screen its fine. when its over the drawing areas it just flickers on and off like a flashing light. Its driving me nuts.
Thanks Mark.
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Re: flickering mouse pointer

Postby Mark McCallum » Sun, Mar 28 2010, 4:32AM

Ah now I understand, and I would have to say my mouse is not having the issue you describe. Sorry but no idea.

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Re: flickering mouse pointer

Postby Rick Palechuk » Sun, Mar 28 2010, 9:16AM

What are your computer and graphic card specs?

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Re: flickering mouse pointer

Postby Kerry Fullington » Sun, Mar 28 2010, 9:21AM

John,

right click anywhere on your desktop
choose properties
Click in the settings tab
Click advanced
Click on the troubleshoot tab
lower the hardware acceleration a few notches and see if that fixes the problem then move it back up till the problem starts again and you will then know where to leave it.

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Re: flickering mouse pointer

Postby Donald Thomson » Sun, Mar 28 2010, 10:55AM

I've got the flickering circle with cross-hairs when I go to the countertop editor. As I position the cursor over a corner, it briefly flickers on and off. It was a steady circle with cross-hair icon in V5. Everywhere else in V6 the cursor is fine.

Not sure if the two are related....
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Re: flickering mouse pointer

Postby Kerry Fullington » Sun, Mar 28 2010, 4:20PM

Donald,

The two may be related but I don't think so. It is sometimes hard to select nodes in the counter top editor for a variety of reasons. I can generally cure this by zooming in on the troublesome node (dragging a box with the ctrl key and mouse) making selection much easier.

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Re: flickering mouse pointer

Postby John Powell » Mon, Mar 29 2010, 4:46AM

Thanks Kerry that did the trick. The only thing is this problem only just started this weekend,I had already lowered
the hardware acceleration to loose the ghosting in custom layout area. Anyway it seems to be ok now.
Thanks again John.
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Re: flickering mouse pointer

Postby Kerry Fullington » Mon, Mar 29 2010, 6:43AM

John,

You mentioned in another post that you had not updated your video drivers. Updating will probably help.

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Re: flickering mouse pointer

Postby John Powell » Tue, Mar 30 2010, 3:42AM

I may sound a bit thick here but i tried to do that yesterday but couldn't find out how.
Couldnt even find out what make my vid card is although i think its nvidia.
John.
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Re: flickering mouse pointer

Postby Terry Hall » Wed, Mar 31 2010, 6:34AM

John, go to control panel, system, hardware, display adapters, that should tell you what your card is. hth


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