Mouse pointer has 'trail'

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Toonces, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. Toonces


    All the sudden my mouse pointer has a 'trail' from time to time. It's a very thin, horizontal line extending about an inch from the pointer, and has different colors. Has anyone ever seen this? Any idea how to get rid of it?
  2. For XP, try going to Control Pane > Mouse and on one of the tabs (probably Pointer Options) has a checkbox for "Display pointer trails".
  3. Knyyt


    Start button--->> ConttraolPanel ----->> Mouse Icon ----->> Pointer Options

    Uncheck " Display Pointer Trails"

  4. Lay off the pipe man!!!

    those tracers will eventually go away.
  5. Toonces


    I have Win 2K...under 'pointers' I don't have any options for 'display pointer trails.'

    I'm pretty sure it's a glitch, it only shows up on occasion.
  6. Knyyt


    Its under " Pointer Options" not "pointers"......
  7. Use Linux. :)
  8. Toonces


    Under 'mouse properties' I have these choices...buttons, pointers, motion, hardware, activities, scrolling. Looked under all of them, couldn't find 'pointer options.'
  9. It sounds like your display is ghosting. It happens to defective or damaged LCDs.

  10. toc


    it can also be related to low memory in you computer.
    #10     Jan 26, 2007