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Mouse pointer changes from arrow to text cursor in search boxes

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#1 CrimsonCompSys


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Posted 04 September 2009 - 06:59 PM

I have a toughbook that is running Windows XP Pro and IE8. Starting a couple days ago, it started making me click multiple times to be able to type in a search box on just about any website including Google. What I mean by clicking multiple times is, when I am in another program and click in the search box of the website to switch to the Internet Explorer window, I have to click 2 or more times before it will switch to that window and allow me to type in the box. Today I noticed that if I just mouse over a search box like Google's search box, the cursor will very quickly switch back and forth from the Posted Image to the Posted Image, and it will display the "Google Search" tooltip when the arrow is displayed. I have tried using Firefox to see if it happens there as well, but Firefox works fine. I have started Internet Explorer with no addons and it still does it. I have also uninstalled IE8 and used IE6 and IE7 but they both still have this problem. It doesn't seem to happen on bing.com but on every other site I have this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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