Thread: Mouse functions

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    With Windows 7 when you select an item on the screen that you want to drag and move the cursor changes to a spinning circle and won't allow you to move the item until it quits. Does anyone know what the purpose of this function is? I find it annoying. How can I shut it off?

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    It's not normal to wait to change the size of a column in Microsoft Excel. If I start moving the the cursor right away the spinning circle doesn't appear. But most of the time I'm not fast enough. Note: this spinning circle is not the small busy circle that spins. This one 3 times as big.

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    I presume you are using the Windows Aero System scheme. Was wondering which '3 times big' animation you get to see.

    All animations are shown here: Control Panel > Mouse properties > Pointers > Customize section. Can you please tell us which animation you see?

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    Yes that's the scheme I'm using but the animation is not in the list of pointers. It is similiar to the busy ring, but it is larger, about a half inch and it's gray not colred like the busy ring. It appears when I click a clear area on the desktop and hold the mouse button down. It stays there for about 4 seconds. In a lot of apps like Excel or Vegas Pro if I click a column edge in Excel or image edge in Vegas to drag them to a different size I can't do the drag until it goes away. If I try to drag an icon on the desktop to a different location it works even if that circle appears so it doesn't affect your action in all cases. Of course if I start my moving action quickly it doesn't appear, but I'm not always that fast.

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    This is new to me :| Lets hope someone has ideas.

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    Maybe you could post an image.

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    Apparently I'm not allowed to post Image URL's on this site.

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