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Mouse pointer misbehavior

  1. #1


    Posts : 58
    Win 8.1 Core 64 bit

    Mouse pointer misbehavior


    Hi

    Does anybody know what to do beside checking the option "Automatically move pointer to default..." to make the mouse pointer actually move to the default button (move as in always... not only on some dialogs).

    I find that misbehavior rather irritating... I hope that someone can provide a solution.

    Thanks in advance for any creative solution

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  2. #2


    Some web pages do not have a default button or input area.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 58
    Win 8.1 Core 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Some web pages do not have a default button or input area.
    Please explain what you mean with that.

    Thanks
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  4. #4


    Has to be coded. There is no default "default" button or input area. Something like:

    For instance, one of my pages has this: document.forms[0].data.focus()

    At least I believe that's how it works.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 58
    Win 8.1 Core 64 bit


    I am not talking about web pages, I continuously see my mouse (actually touchpad) cursor not snapping to the default button in several dialog boxes.

    One of the many examples (please test this on your system and tell me whether it works for you): Merge a reg file, you double-click the reg file and the first dialog (that says "Are you sure you want to continue?") pops up and the cursor is not snapped to the default button. Then you click "Yes" and the second dialog (that says "The keys... have been successfully added to the registry") pops up and again the cursor is not snapped to the (OK) default button GRRRRR.
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  6. #6


    The Yes button is selected for me. All I have to do is press Enter.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 58
    Win 8.1 Core 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    The Yes button is selected for me. All I have to do is press Enter.
    Well, then you are lucky, it looks like that on your system the mouse pointer works properly

    Is that a notebook or a tablet?
    Do you use an external mouse or a touchpad?
    Which version of Win 8.1 Core/Pro/Ent?
    Any hotfixes installed?

    Thanks
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  8. #8


    Desktop. Lenovo IdeaCenter K450 running Windows 8 Pro X64. Wired USB mouse.

    Have you tried a wired mouse?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 58
    Win 8.1 Core 64 bit


    Well it appears that there is quite a lot of software/hardware difference since I am running Win 8.1 Pro on an Asus notebook and I only use the integrated touchpad.

    I did try a wired mouse and the results are the same

    Did you install any particular hotfix on your Lenovo desktop?
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  10. #10


    I'm running Windows 8 Pro X64, not Windows 8.1. All Updates are applied.
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