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How to tame a jumpy cursor

What to do when your cursor jumps around

QUESTION Following bootup or waking the PC from standby, my cursor always highlights the top-left icon onscreen. For example, if I'm in Outlook Express, the cursor will always go to the top of the list. Richard Taylor

HELPROOM ANSWER It sounds as though you have the Snap To option enabled. To disable it, go to Start, Control Panel, Mouse, Pointer Options. Under Snap To, untick the box next to 'Automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box'.

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