Mouse cursor flickers when hovering over buttons in Vista

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Mouse cursor flickers when hovering over buttons in Vista

Post by cdysthe » Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:04 am

Hi,

When I use the browser in compact mode in Vista the cursor flickers when I hover over buttons or tabs. It starts happening when I have opened a few tabs and used the browser for a little while. This does not happen at all when I'm not in compact mode. I like compact mode, so I hope this can be fixed since the flicker is really annoying.
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Post by cdysthe » Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:48 pm

Just a little update. This flickering is really annoying now. It's costant whereever I hover over any UI part of Avant in compact mode. It doesn't happen when the mouse cursor is still, but it's really hard to move to where you want when the cursor flickers up and down, in and out. To me compact mode seems useless in Vista at the moment.
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Re: Mouse cursor flickers when hovering over buttons in Vista

Post by cdysthe » Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:40 am

Hi,

This is still a problem when running in compact mode on Vista. I now have a new laptop and the problem is still there. It's especially bad when hovering over the edge of the compact window. I really hope this Vista problem will get some attention at some point.
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Re: Mouse cursor flickers when hovering over buttons in Vista

Post by hornakapopolis » Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:13 pm

Hopefully, we can get some people in here to verify this and shoot some ideas around. I'm a little surprised that everyone is experiencing this, but no one else has reported it yet.

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Post by cdysthe » Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:50 pm

hornakapopolis wrote:Hopefully, we can get some people in here to verify this and shoot some ideas around. I'm a little surprised that everyone is experiencing this, but no one else has reported it yet.
The funny thing is that it gets worse and worse with use. It starts out being annoying, then after a few minutes use the flickering of the cursor gets worse and happens over almost all of the UI. I know I am repeating myself here, but I just can not use compact mode in Vista. Not too bad though since I can't find a skin that looks good in compact mode under Vista, but that's another discussion... :)
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Re: Mouse cursor flickers when hovering over buttons in Vista

Post by abfan123 » Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:42 am

Well,
I've recently worked with A Vista ultimate system (I'm always working in the compact-mode)
Couldn't confirm your problem.
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Re: Mouse cursor flickers when hovering over buttons in Vista

Post by hornakapopolis » Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:36 pm

I wonder if it's a three-way issue... Vista/Avant/video card?

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Re: Mouse cursor flickers when hovering over buttons in Vista

Post by josephrot » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:58 am

hornakapopolis wrote:I wonder if it's a three-way issue... Vista/Avant/video card?
When seen, either in Avant or other apps, this "cursor" flicker is usually traced to the video card / driver coding.

The reason why is that the video card / driver is where cursors / pointers are generated and injected into the OS...and this problem usually starts there.

Usually, a credible video card maker will correct the driver code to solve this problem, but occasionally-but-thankfully-rare, it can be caused by REALLY bad news: engineering problems in the video card (or) video chip-set used on the motherboard.

Yes, it can also be caused by improper screen-redraw or related software application coding -- that is another way of saying it could be Anderson's Avant coding -- however if that were the case, one would expect a great many more users would see or report the problem.
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Re: Mouse cursor flickers when hovering over buttons in Vista

Post by hornakapopolis » Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:26 am

We've also had video card/Delphi programming issues before. So, it's possible it's not strictly the OS, either... and that would explain the lack of video card driver updates for such an issue.

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Re: Mouse cursor flickers when hovering over buttons in Vista

Post by josephrot » Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:36 pm

hornakapopolis wrote:We've also had video card/Delphi programming issues before. So, it's possible it's not strictly the OS, either... and that would explain the lack of video card driver updates for such an issue.
Yep, have also seen Delphi, and rarely C++ staffers, tussle with the Great Cursor Problems, and again, thankfully it's pretty rare. I am not a hard core programmer -- maybe not even a soft-core one :shock: -- yet I can commisurate with programmers that have to "cure" it or sometimes develop workarounds for it, when it's not simple programming in nature.

We highly recommend Delphi here, and the local programmers here relate that Delphi can contribute to these cursor problems, but they also say that the "real" cause is mostly programmer oversights, and the like.
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Re: Mouse cursor flickers when hovering over buttons in Vista

Post by hornakapopolis » Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:01 pm

Well, I was referring more to the previous use of "usually," when in fact "usually" isn't always the case.

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Re: Mouse cursor flickers when hovering over buttons in Vista

Post by LiLButterfly » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:54 am

I too have vista and have this cursor flicker problem with avant browser. Tried many other browsers but this only happens with Avant. It does it so much I have stopped using the browser. :cry:

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Re: Mouse cursor flickers when hovering over buttons in Vista

Post by abfan123 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:59 am

LiLButterfly wrote:I too have vista and have this cursor flicker problem with avant browser. Tried many other browsers but this only happens with Avant. It does it so much I have stopped using the browser. :cry:
Well, I've never had any flickering issue on Vista.
Can you please try to install the latest beta version of Avant to test whether the problem is resolved there?
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Re: Mouse cursor flickers when hovering over buttons in Vista

Post by josephrot » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:35 am

hornakapopolis wrote:We've also had video card/Delphi programming issues before. So, it's possible it's not strictly the OS, either... and that would explain the lack of video card driver updates for such an issue.

Agreed, definitely can also be in Delphi...used to see that instance in the past with a very few other Delphi coded apps.
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Re: Mouse cursor flickers when hovering over buttons in Vista

Post by SDHEngSoft » Mon May 05, 2008 11:09 pm

I have just moved to Vista and I'm getting this same problem too. It's not so much of a flicker as that the cursor seems to change state rapidly (you need to watch very carefully). That is it changes from standard pointer to edge dragging pointer and back to standard pointer. It is like the software is trying to draw two or three different cursor types at the same time whenever the mouse is moved over the icons of the toolbar (and only the toolbar and icons). I don't get this with any other software I have used under Vista so far.

Tonight I'll try not using the compact mode and see if this fixes the problem, (as suggested in earlier posts).

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