Posted 08 December 2007 - 07:32 AM
This is my first post here at BC, I searched for this topic here and otherplaces on the internet, but I'm not even sure what search terms to use, as I'm unsure exactly what the problem is.
When I click, rt click, make a selection, try to rename a file, try to copy text, the page will jump up or down (sometimes left or right even) away from my selection. So for example, I am surfing and I see some text I want to copy (and email for example), I make the selection with the mouse, when I Rt Click to copy the selection jumps away from my mouse pointer- sometimes the selection is still there, but not always, the real problem is that USUALLY, not always, my selection will jump to a point that it is not on the screen, so I scroll it back to the screen, and again, it does the same thing - now, yes, I can use the Edit menu at the top, but this it quite bothersome, and this is just one effect.
It occurs in all major browsers, and windows explorer, and many other applications- It is not confined to just browser applications.
Another effect is when I move the mouse pointer some pages will jump anyway, as if to make it troublesome for me to read, so sometimes it's not just clicking, but also, hovering the pointer will cause this undesirable effect.
Now when I stretch a Window to the point that there are no scroll bars, this of course no longer happens, as there is not opportunity for it to scroll (jump)- however, this is also undesirable, and in many cases impossible- especially in Windows Explorer.
I have scanned for virus' and malware- including Spysweeper, Norton, and MS One Live, and found nothing. I then installed another partition with a fresh installation of Windows XP SP2 Pro 2002, the problem is still here. I tried it again with a HOME version of SP2, and there is no change.
I'm trying to think of everything that will help figure this out, I'm just unsure what it could be. Perhaps a tweak affecting the scroll bars. Please tell me if I've left out an important piece of info, I hope I made a proper post, thank you in advance for advice you may have.