flashing hour glass

James Ferrier

Novice Member
i've only just got my new pc, all working fine, but now after installing some windows security updates my hour glass keeps flashing every second or so which is becoming very annoying/distracting.

has anyone else experienced this issue?
 
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shadowritten

Guest
You may find it's the animated cursor selection which is one of many Windows standard cursor packs. Look in Start\Control Panel\Mouse\Pointers and choose your scheme from there.

I always use the animated cursors - helps me remember where the damn pointer is parked after I've been typing for ages!
 

James Ferrier

Novice Member
i've had a look and i don't have any cursor selection so i changed to something else but i still have the same problem, i.e. the working in background cursor constantly flashes.

i've checked on task manager but nothing seems to be utilising any system resources and i don't have any tasks running i don't know about so can't think what else it might be?!?!

hmmm.
 
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shadowritten

Guest
Oh, it's your 'working in background' hourglass, huh? Sorry, no ideas on that one!
 

James Ferrier

Novice Member
shadowritten said:
Oh, it's your 'working in background' hourglass, huh? Sorry, no ideas on that one!
yes, sorry apologies i should have mentioned that in my first post, cheers for your comments though.
 

Singh400

Distinguished Member
James Ferrier said:
i've only just got my new pc, all working fine, but now after installing some windows security updates my hour glass keeps flashing every second or so which is becoming very annoying/distracting.

has anyone else experienced this issue?
Sounds like its still installing something. Try disabling anti virus programs, to speed up the installation of the security updates.

shadowritten said:
You may find it's the animated cursor selection which is one of many Windows standard cursor packs. Look in Start\Control Panel\Mouse\Pointers and choose your scheme from there.

I always use the animated cursors - helps me remember where the damn pointer is parked after I've been typing for ages!
If you press Ctrl on your keyboard, animated rings will point you to your mouses current location! ;)

Although you do need this option enabled in Control Panel.
 

James Ferrier

Novice Member
I've finally worked it out, I was installing McAfee privacy service updates but cancelled them as the server was very slow, having read previous post about firewall etc I chose to update McAfee and low and behold it was the privacy service trying to finish updating itself even though I cancelled the update manager.

Cheers for your ideas.

James
 

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