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Cursor makes boxes

Hey, I am 75 and doing fine by computers, considering. I would like to know what I have pushed to have my cursor make boxes when I bunk it up and go to my Verizon to get online. What have I pushed?

an old lady who is still learning. thanks.

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  • kenmin Dec 27, 2008

    I bunk up and my cursor makes a box that reshapes itself like in programs of art. When I try to get rid of the box, I get a drop down of various actions I can take==sometimes many drop downs. Wish I could be more clear.

  • buccoach May 11, 2010

    Are you holding down the left mouse button while you are moving the mouse?

  • audioiv May 11, 2010

    I think you are double clicking on your desktop and then right clicking to bring up a menu, is that correct?

  • audioiv May 11, 2010

    What do you mean "boxes" and when you "bunk it up"? Explain the process you use to get your problem exactly.

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Go to mouse properties from control panal and choose pointers and choose in the scheme section up windows default it will return back to normal and click ok in the end

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2. Click the General tab, click Normal Startup - load all device drivers and services, and then click OK.
3. When you are prompted, click Restart to restart the computer.

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