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Old 25th February 2003, 01:53 PM   #11
Christer is offline Christer  Sweden
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Originally posted by Bobken

Thanks for the responses which make interesting reading.

I have manged to reduce these erratic cursor effects by making some changes to the cursor 'blink rate', 'repeat rate', and 'repeat delay', but it still isn't as good as in Wordpad etc.

I am beginning to wonder if I have some kind of worm or something, as today the typeface on all of the Forum pages is only half the size it has been for the past few weeks.

I have done all the usual virus checks, but nothing comes up, and I have run 'System File Checker' to see if anything unwanted has changed behind my back, but there were no apparent/reported problems.

I might try an 'overlay' re-install of Windows to see if this helps, but, other than this, I cannot think of anything else to do.

Have you tried to delete all cookies and the internet history?
I think it is good to delete cookies once in a while, even though
it may cause a bit of nuisance having to retype passowrds to
sites etc. Come to think of it, it has been a long time since I
last did it myself.
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Old 25th February 2003, 02:10 PM   #12
fezz is offline fezz  United Kingdom
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ok, this is starting to sound more like a currupt internet explorer file. try running stan disk, and after that, defragment the hard disk - this picks up anything that may have been missed by skan disk and also re arranges the files on your computer so they start quicker and reduce the risk of errors.

if that dosn't work try re-installing explorer
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Old 25th February 2003, 03:37 PM   #13
kelticwizard is offline kelticwizard  United States
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Strange cursor behaviour.
Similar to Christer, I had problems on another board once and cured them by cleaning out Temporary Internet Files. The difference was absolutely remarkable.

There seem to be a lot of cookies in Temporary Internet Files. I don't know if these are the same cookies that are in the Cookie folder or not. I might be telling you the same thing as Christer, I don't know.

At any rate, the Temporary Internet Files clean-out worked for me.
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Old 25th February 2003, 04:29 PM   #14
Bobken is offline Bobken  United Kingdom
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Thanks a lot for your continuing interest and further helpful suggestions.

I do regularly delete cookies, history, Temp Internet, and all these similar files, as I have a bit of software, Internet Cleanup, which does it automatically.

I have also defragged, used Norton SpeedDisk (like defragging, only supposedly better?) run all Norton SystemWorks progs like One Button Checkup, WinDoctor, DiskDoctor, Optimisation Wizard, etc., but no problems are being reported.

I am very familiar with my system, since I built it myself a couple of years ago, but it still escapes me as to what is causing these problems.

Using logic, which I find sometimes (not always!) helps, it seems more like some kind of interfacing problem with this Forum's software, as in every other application, or on any other sites, I have no difficulties at all!

Oh well, maybe the overlay installation of Windows might do something good, but I will let you know if there is any change, together what the culprit was, if I ever discover it.

If any of you has a ruler to hand, would you be kind enough to simply check the height of normal text (approximately) on these pages as it is displayed on your screen.

My screen is a 15" flat screen set at 1024 x 768 resolution, and the height of the visible part of the Forum screen showing now is 180mm. (i.e. from the lower edge of the 'Address bar' down to the upper edge of the 'Taskbar').

The full height of upper case lettering is now shown as about 3mm, on this screen, and I realise it will vary with different screens and configurations, but if I know the height of your text compared with the overall height of your Forum screen, I should get a good idea of whether mine is 'normal' or not.

I only joined this Forum at Xmas, but until this morning, I would guess that the height of the text was at least 5mm.

Thank you all very much.

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