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erratic cursor and screen when magnified.

174 71 December 11, 2017 at 04:11 AM
my stupid computer, windows PC, wanted to do yet another BS update. i fear these things because i always have problems afterwards. sure enough, now when i use the magnifying glass, which i use a LOT, the pointer staggers as well as the screen. if you click on something, it takes seconds for it to react. again, it's fine in normal screen size so it's not batteries or cleaning needed. a quick search turned up nothing and i've restarted it also to no avail. any help ! ! !

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Not sure what your talking about with batteries or cleaning here. It's important to be as detailed as possible when describing your problem since we can't see what your referring to. Let's start at the basics can you list your hardware and PC make and model? Are you running Windows 10 or an older version?

Have you looked into updating your graphics drivers?
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Not sure what your talking about with batteries or cleaning here. It's important to be as detailed as possible when describing your problem since we can't see what your referring to. Let's start at the basics can you list your hardware and PC make and model? Are you running Windows 10 or an older version?

Have you looked into updating your graphics drivers?
batteries for the mouse and cleaning the bottom of mouse. the update that cause it was supposed to be for windows 10. it's just a regular old acer tower computer. i don't want to even get into drivers if i don't have to. i can imagine the problems that'll cause. the last time they updated me, the number pad on the keyboard quit working. it was like that for months before it fixed itself. would it be a driver when it works perfectly when not magnified?
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i just checked and as near as i can tell , the nvidea and realtec drivers are up to date. which appear to be mouse related. lots of stuff online about erratic mouse but not when magnified. it was the same thing with the number pad. " NO SOUP FOR YOU ! ! "
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batteries for the mouse and cleaning the bottom of mouse. the update that cause it was supposed to be for windows 10. it's just a regular old acer tower computer. i don't want to even get into drivers if i don't have to. i can imagine the problems that'll cause. the last time they updated me, the number pad on the keyboard quit working. it was like that for months before it fixed itself. would it be a driver when it works perfectly when not magnified?
I don't have further advice for you with the current tone of this thread. The number pad issue that I am aware of was very minor, you had to turn on the number lock key on boot. It was fixed in the fall creators update I believe. Old computers don't always upgrade to new OS very well. You did have the option to not upgrade to Windows 10 and block it, and while I generally don't recommend that it sound like it might have been the best option for you. If you have not done a full format and rebuilt I have seen it work well when trying to fix odd behavior issues like this that keep occurring. Or Linux is always an option for old systems but I am guessing those are not on your table of options. Best of luck.
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i realize you're trying to help and didn't realize there was a tone. having said that, the number pad was NOT the lock key. i spent days { not on this forum } asking people and looking online before i just gave up. as to being a minor issue, i suppose but then so are most things in life. this is not the 1st time i've been through this kind of thing. i had the sound stop working and tried all sorts of things, downloading new drivers which just led to a mess. i ended up getting a new computer. this one in fact. i say an " old computer" but it's three years old. obviously i'm not a computer whiz, which is the problem. i just want it to work. and yeah, i can choose not to do the update. every time i get on the computer i have to decline, which i did until they finally wear you down. i just have a long history of " upgrades " that always seem to be more of a problem than help. and it's always something that's ridiculously stupid and should be simple but just isn't. i mean c'mon man, you've never heard of anyone with this problem and neither has anyone else that i can find. anyway, thanks again. really. i'll just have to live with it.
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not likely that anyone will ever benefit from this, but i fixed it ! !. i had to DISABLE bitmap smoothing. which would seem to be exactly the wrong thing to do but there you are.
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