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  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Small black box


    When I am using programs such as Microsoft Office, VisualBasics.Net and even the run part in the start menu (classic shell) I have a small black box that is in place where my small thin cursor should be. The black box is small but also covers some letters making it annoying and in the way, it also blinks like the normal cursor. I have tried few things to fix it, and a lot of searching through forums but I really cannot see another person with this problem.

    I can upload pictures if needed, and would appreciate any help.
    Thanks.
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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Joshua, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It looks like your cursor thickness got set to be way to thick. LOL

    Check using the tutorial below to see what it's set as. 1 is default, but I like 2.

    Cursor - Set Thickness Width - Windows 7 Help Forums


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Thanks Shawn,
    It was set to 20, it has been driving me crazy for days, and it was so simple ^-^

    Kudos
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  4. #4


    That's funny! Glad you got it fixed!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Joshua.

    LOL, had no problem seeing that cursor.
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