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Annoying cursor flicker with WMP

  1. #1


    SC Guest

    Annoying cursor flicker with WMP

    When Windows Media Player is playing, the mouse cursor flickers between 'Busy
    in the background' and 'Pointer' cursors, which is annoying. Is there a
    workaround for this (temporary disable 'Busy' cursor)?

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  2. #2


    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Re: Annoying cursor flicker with WMP


    "SC@xxxxxx" <SCVENGER@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > When Windows Media Player is playing, the mouse cursor flickers between
    > 'Busy
    > in the background' and 'Pointer' cursors, which is annoying. Is there a
    > workaround for this (temporary disable 'Busy' cursor)?
    Move the cursor out of the way so you don't see it?


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  3. #3


    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: Annoying cursor flicker with WMP

    I suppose you could assign a keyboard combo to a shortcut that ran a script
    to re-enable the mouse cursor when you wanted it again. Disabling the mouse
    device in Device Manager or a script would disable the cursor.

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    "SC@xxxxxx" <SCVENGER@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news00CD9B6-A5FE-4199-AAA5-EB043306AB31@xxxxxx

    > When Windows Media Player is playing, the mouse cursor flickers between
    > 'Busy
    > in the background' and 'Pointer' cursors, which is annoying. Is there a
    > workaround for this (temporary disable 'Busy' cursor)?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Re: Annoying cursor flicker with WMP

    OK, I've had this annoying flicker for quite a while before tracking it down to WMP. Probably because I didn't have WMP open, but I discovered it silently running in the background (Showed in the task list).

    So what is the real answer here? And I don't mean the turning off the cursor or moving it out of the way stupidity - they're NOT an answer. How is one supposed to work in a graphics paint program with the flickering, as the active 'point' of the mouse alternates position with the flickering.

    Just what the *&^(*) is WMP doing anyway?

    Sure I now know how to 'cure' it (kill WMP) but this is a real annoyance.

    George

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  5. #5


    CSharpArchitect Guest

    Re: Annoying cursor flicker with WMP

    I have the same issue and it just recently started, when I shut down windows
    media player the cursor goes back to normal.

    "Mr. Arnold" wrote:

    >
    > "SC@xxxxxx" <SCVENGER@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news00CD9B6-A5FE-4199-AAA5-EB043306AB31@xxxxxx

    > > When Windows Media Player is playing, the mouse cursor flickers between
    > > 'Busy
    > > in the background' and 'Pointer' cursors, which is annoying. Is there a
    > > workaround for this (temporary disable 'Busy' cursor)?
    >
    > Move the cursor out of the way so you don't see it?
    >
    >

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  6. #6


    Fixamer Guest

    RE: Annoying cursor flicker with WMP

    Try to remove SD card, or whatever WMP tries to sync with. I inserted SD card
    when WMP was on. Mouse was flickering when it was in PC with WMP running.

    "SC@xxxxxx" wrote:

    > When Windows Media Player is playing, the mouse cursor flickers between 'Busy
    > in the background' and 'Pointer' cursors, which is annoying. Is there a
    > workaround for this (temporary disable 'Busy' cursor)?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Join Date : Jul 2008
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    Re: Annoying cursor flicker with WMP

    Fixamer: The problem is that WMP is not 'running' visibly, so you can't 'see' what its accessing. In my case there are no memory cards inserted, only a couple of USB cards. And my system monitor shows it hammering the hard drive, not the USB devices. As soon as WMP is killed, the HD usage goes back to zero.

    As I said: WTF is it doing? I don't even use WMP to handle my media collection, I use iTunes.

    Last edited by gddeluca; 18 Oct 2008 at 13:59. Reason: Finger fumble
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