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Why does my cursor continually snap to a screen corner every ten seconds or so?


My cursor is unstable. Every ten seconds or so it will snap to one of the corners of my screen. Could it be a screen refresh? But hasn't happened while making this request. However does have problem with Newspapers, MS games, Java,Google search

Additional System Details

This started when...

? suddenly three days ago. Maybe after a Vista download?

Installed Plug-ins

  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • np-mswmp
  • 1.9.0009.1
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Default Plug-in
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.0"
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r85
  • CSI Plugin Mozilla Component
  • GEPlugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_21 for Mozilla browsers
  • 4.0.50917.0
  • Google Updater pluginhttp://pack.google.com/
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • Google Update


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20100914 Firefox/3.6.10 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C)

More Information

Gryllida 76 solutions 892 answers

Helpful Reply

Does it happen when

Question owner

Only happens in Firefox browser.

Gryllida 76 solutions 892 answers

You've answered only one of my questions, I have to re-ask.

Does it happen when you launch Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode?

Question owner

Sorry. No, and it's not happening on this page either. This page is stable.

Gryllida 76 solutions 892 answers

Helpful Reply

I did not ask you to test the issue while the Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode article is open.

I am asking you to actually follow the steps described there to troubleshoot the issue.

Question owner

Ok, tried safe mode - didn't happen. Back to normal mode - does happen with other pages other than this one. This page is stable, others are not. ie, newspapers, and my broker.

Question owner

Thx for your courtesy, well done. I'll give it a go and repost if I still have trouble.

Gryllida 76 solutions 892 answers

Good luck. If you find the faulty theme/extension, you can email its developer stating

  • Firefox version,
  • OS,
  • the add-on version,
  • issue description,

so that the developer fixes the issue.

P. S. If the troubleshooting is successful, hit the 'this answer solved this question' link, so that we eventually know that the problem was solved successfully!

Modified by Gryllida

Question owner

Feedback on cursor problem. Disabled links one by one except Norton and Firefox - no effect. Disabled norton and, by mistake, firefox. Lost firefox. Loaded IE (first time in about five years). Downloaded FFBeta which was incompatable with Norton - lost all my logins. got rid of Beta. Downloaded 3.6, got all my stuff back and now only have Java and Norton add-ins. Browser now stable. A round-about way of solving problem, But,... :-). Thx Gryllida.