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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Blinking Flickering Mouse Cursor Fix - Word Applications and Other

Funny one I ran into recently, where your mouse cursor will just go crazy when using a office application , constantly flashing or blinking as if its trying to load a program. Here are the Fixes

1. Check your Default Printer

have you installed a new printer recently or updated drivers, This is known to cause the blinking mouse cursor issue in Microsoft Word. Change your default printer to see if you see any changes. Or uninstall recently installed printers and reinstall using most recent drivers.

2. Antivirus Software

Disable your anti virus software to see if that fixes the issue. Especially a piece of software that performs in the background virus scanning.

3. Disable your Word Addins and Macro's

4. Check your task manager for processes with High memory and or CPU usage

5. Try different usb port, having a dodgy usb port thats not supplying enough power can cause this issue in some cases.

6. New Mouse Time

1 comment:

  1. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-performance/mouse-cursor-keep-flashing-as-busy-constantly/1b984362-21bf-4105-b8ee-e289601d1eb1
    Solution:
    1. Go to TaskManager
    2. Click CPU% tab to sort the highest usage task to top
    3. Find the process with name *spool* or *spooler* in it
    4. Kill it (end process)

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