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Why does my mouse pointer disappears when hovering over Firefox?

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When I'm over the Firefox window, my mouse pointer disappears, unless I'm typing or actively using my mouse.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== This morning after updating to the latest version, but before I had restarted Firefox to fully install the new version.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -getplusplusadobe16244
  • npmnqmp 989898989877
  • Version 1.3.1.0
  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.43.2
  • Yahoo! activeX Plug-in Bridge
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows
  • ArtistScope plugin 42
  • ArtistScope DRM plugin 1
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
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  • Default Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • Provides additional functionality on Facebook. See our web site for details.
  • Google Update
  • Unity Player 2.6.1f3
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • GEPlugin
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin version 1.0.0.7
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  • BlackBerry WebSL Browser Plug-In
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  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object

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Firefox
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Open Containing Folder
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Question owner

i have different plugins, but otherwise same behaviour. just updated to 3.6.8 and did not notice this behaviour before.

cor-el
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Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of your add-ons is causing your problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes). See Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems and Troubleshoot issues with plugins like Flash or Java to fix common Firefox problems

If it does work in Safe-mode then disable all your extensions and then try to find which is causing it by enabling one at a time until the problem reappears. You can use "Disable all add-ons" on the Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode start window to disable all extensions. You have to close and restart Firefox after each change via "File > Exit" (Mac: "Firefox > Quit"; Linux: "File > Quit")

cvjetna 0 solutions 1 answers

Helpful Reply

it seems that flash player is causing this problem because when i disable it, everything is fine. i even tried to install older versions of flash player (9.+) but pointer still starts to disappear. i'm using Windows XP. it happens on the both of my computers and it started at the same time (during the last week) i don't know what to do next..

thank you in advance

Modified by cvjetna