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Mouse pointer flickers when hovering over text

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I am having the same problem this person was having but their solution did not work for me: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/949032?esab=a&as=aaq

The mouse pointer flickers between pointer and hand when hovering over hyperlinks.

I'm running OSX 10.8.2, Firefox 18.0.2, Java to Version 7 Update 13. I tried solving the problem by uninstalling Java, turning off Caret Browsing, turning off hardware acceleration in FF but nothing has worked. The problem even happens with Firefox in Safe Mode.

Any help would be appreciated.

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