I normally use a Logitech G7 which is a cordless laser mouse. I have had the
for it installed ever since purchase of the laptop. I rarely use the
touchpad, but have tried using that instead of the mouse since this problem
began with no change.
I said I was fine within the browser, but since posting I've noticed that if
I come across an online form with multiple choices within a box which
requires you to press an arrow key to see all the choices, that the dropdown
menu simply blinks rapidly not allowing me to make a choice or even to read
what choices there are. In this case I have been able to use the arrow keys
to scroll up or down within the box to see what the choices are.
By forcing the scroll I mean that I hold down my left mouse button on either
the down arrow or the scroll bar itself on the side of the window and drag
the mouse down the slider. When doing this the text blinks rapidly not really
allowing me to see what is below although the slider itself does move down
the page. Once I let go of the left mouse button, I can see where I am in the
document; but then the slider rises to the top of the scroll bar all by
The only setting I've changed in the OS is to disable the UAC. Other than
that I have not messed with the OS at all. I really don't have many apps
installed either since virtually nothing was available for Vista at the time
I bought it and, as I've said, I'm primarily a gamer so I don't have any
pressing need for apps.
Other than games the only programs I've installed are ZoneAlarm, AVG,
WinRAR, iTunes, Abexo (which is a Registry cleaner for Vista), A-squared,
CCleaner, DivX, IObit SmartDefrag (a defragger for Vista), OpenOffice,
QuickTime, and Winamp.
Other than the mouse, I don't connect any devices such as digital cameras or
webcams to this computer - for that I use my old laptop which has XP Pro on
it. I'm about to build myself a gaming desktop for which I bought XP Pro - so
far Vista sucks a$$.