Mouse Pointer goes beyond edge of screen.

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Mouse Pointer goes beyond edge of screen.

  • OK, weird problem- When I move the mouse to the left edge of the screen, the pointer dissappears. It only occurs on the top 2/3 of the left side. Moving the mouse to the right brings it back, any ideas? This is pretty annoying, can anyone help?
  • Dell manuals are available on-line, and perhaps there is monitor adjustment information there that would be relevant, under the heading of "Displays".

    GM
  • Thanks for the reply! But unfortunately it is not related to monitor settings. I've tried multiple resolutions, and changed horizontal size as well. Thanks!
  • Neither display nor video adapter adjustments are related? Does it go off the edge of the desktop or disappear while remaining on the desktop?

    GM
  • It dissappears right on the edge, if you move your pointer to the bottom left of your screen and then push up-left, the pointer should just go straight up, rigin on the 'edge' of the desktop. It doesn't, about 1/3 way up it just dissapears. If you move the mouse further left, you have to move it that much more to the right to bring it back.
  • StfRon,

    Nothing you can do about it with computer software settings or monitor's front panel settings.  Most monitors will exhibit similar characteristics.  If you play with the monitor's front panel horizontal position and width controls, as well as trapezoid settings, you will be able to see more of the cursor along the edge of the screen.  Older monitors had both electronic and manual focus settings. Correcting it fully involves very fine adjustments of the monitor's internal components.  Simply put:  The horizontal deflection of the electron beam(s) in the CRT is exceeding the focal length from the electron gun to the phosphor coating on the inside of the CRT face.  Sorta like sticking your head so far down a barrel you can't see the rim of the barrel in your peripheral vision.

    Tony

  • Why is the pointer the only thing affected?  I can see all of my desktop , and you can actually see the place where the pointer dissappears when moving up the left side.  If you move straight up the left side, the pointer actually just dissapears from the desktop?