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Topic # 11677 6-Feb-2007 10:38
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I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed this:

For the last few days, I have noticed that the Mouse Pointer on both my PCs (desktop and laptop) exhibits weird behaviour after visiting Geekzone.

Basically, the Mouse Pointer is invisible until you move it, whereupon it reappears as normal, then disappears again once you stop moving it.

I have proved that it is Geekzone to blame by closing IE7 with the "Save all Tabs" option selected.  Then opening IE7 again and selecting each tab in turn.  The Mouse Pointer behaves normally until such time as I selected the Geekzone tab, after which point it exhibits the same strange behaviour in all open tabs under that session of IE7.

Yet, if I open another IE7 session from the Quick Launch bar, the Geekzone page (and all other pages) behave normally.

Any ideas?

P.S. My desktop is using a Logitech mouse driver, whereas my laptop uses a Synaptics Touchpad driver, so the two PCs are not even remotely similar as regards mouse driver software.  Yet both are afflicted in the same manner.  Bizarre...

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  Reply # 59842 6-Feb-2007 10:43
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I have seem this problem with other sites as well. Not site specific I believe, but rather an IE7 problem.

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  Reply # 59844 6-Feb-2007 10:49
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The site doesn't hijack the pointer. I've just tried this on my PC (Vista + IE7) and laptop (XP/Vista/Server 03/Kubuntu + MSFT USB mouse + Sypantics touchpad + pointing stick) and I cannot reproduce it. I have never seen anything like this is the years I have been using Geekzone.

It could be an issue caused by a program that is installed on both your PCs, a rogue IE7 addons maybe?

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  Reply # 59846 6-Feb-2007 10:56
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No problems for me on the machines I've tried. I've got an IE7 install and haven't noticed anything strange.
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  Reply # 59847 6-Feb-2007 11:05
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Thanks people for your very prompt replies and suggestions.

I tried exiting DU Meter and Skype which are the only other programs I have running, but nothing changed.  There is an IE7 update due out from MSFT in the next few days so I'll see if anything changes after that.

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  Reply # 59852 6-Feb-2007 12:27
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From memory, the IE7 update is for the phishing filter only.

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Reply # 59854 6-Feb-2007 13:03
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I use IE7 at work (Windows XP) and Safari at home (OS X Tiger) and neither machine exhibits the behaviour that you describe, or anything else abnormal for that matter.

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  Reply # 60154 8-Feb-2007 15:15
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IE7 cause that problem in mine.. as open GeekZone in firefox, no problem.

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