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    Why does my cursor disappear

    Ever since GMI redesigned the website (is that six months ago or so?) I have an issue with editing and writing posts. As I type the cursor shows, but if I want to edit a previously written post the cursor will not show until I start typing. So I have to back arrow or use the mouse and guess if I've place the cursor in the right spot. Once I start typing then the cursor reappears. Is there any setting that I need to change? This happens to me on all Windows operating systems (Windows 7 and Windows XP at home and I have the same issue at work, large corporation and is using a network version of Windows XP).

    In a new post (like this one) I can move the cursor around with normal visability, it's just editing existing posts.

    Does anyone have a fix?
    Last edited by BlackGTP; 05-13-2012 at 12:02 PM.

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    Re: Why does my cursor disappear

    Which browser and version are you using?

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    Re: Why does my cursor disappear

    Maybe you should curse more. Just a suggestion.
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    Re: Why does my cursor disappear

    Quote Originally Posted by ne_one View Post
    Which browser and version are you using?
    Internet Explorer in all instances. In the case of my Windows 7 I am using Internet Explorer 9. My Windows XP computer isn't on, it is using the higest version of Internet Explorer that Microsoft support - is that IE7?

    I'll have to check the work one on Monday (I just don't have it in me to log onto the work computer today - then I'll see all work emails

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    Re: Why does my cursor disappear

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Maybe you should curse more. Just a suggestion.
    I tried that, but they just edited it out on GMI

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I tried that, but they just edited it out on GMI
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    Re: Why does my cursor disappear

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Internet Explorer in all instances. In the case of my Windows 7 I am using Internet Explorer 9. My Windows XP computer isn't on, it is using the higest version of Internet Explorer that Microsoft support - is that IE7?
    In both cases you're using the latest versions of IE.

    Anyone else experiencing similar issues? I'm using Chrome without any problems.

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    Re: Why does my cursor disappear

    Someone else must have this problem - it happens to me on three different computers. Come on everyone - don't make me look crazy

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    Re: Why does my cursor disappear

    Yep - I have it intermittently - it was OK in this post for example. I don't think it has happened for a week or so.

    I was using IE 8 and had the problem - upgraded to IE 9 and still had it.
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    Re: Why does my cursor disappear

    Actually, come to think of it, I had three problems until very recently - the first was the disappearing cursor and that seems OK now, the second was the page numbers were still skewed and always required a second click after a screen redraw. This seems OK now.

    The last was the login fields at the top of the page. Although I check the Remember Me box, if my computer loses power, it GMI forgets who I am. The fields do not immediately behave like entry fields and it takes a good 5-10 seconds before I can enter my username. If I try before it is ready, I can delete the words Username and Password, then key in my username and password, but the password is exposed (not dots) and it fails when I click login. This still occurs. Not the end of the world, but it looks a bit weird.

    Possibly a Windows update has fixed the first couple ?
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    Re: Why does my cursor disappear

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Someone else must have this problem - it happens to me on three different computers. Come on everyone - don't make me look crazy
    I have a brand new Dell XPS Notebook with Windows 7 Professional and the lastest version of IE 9.0.6 and I have the disappearing cursor as well BUT its not only on this site but on just about any one I post on.
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    Re: Why does my cursor disappear

    Chrome is my go to browser and I have had far less problems compared to Firefox or IE.
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    Re: Why does my cursor disappear

    Quote Originally Posted by ZZ71 View Post
    I have a brand new Dell XPS Notebook with Windows 7 Professional and the lastest version of IE 9.0.6 and I have the disappearing cursor as well BUT its not only on this site but on just about any one I post on.
    Interesting - this is the only website I post on..... So I wonder if it is more of an IE issue vs GMI/other websites.

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    so issue here....since site changed it's always is acting funny....
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    Re: Why does my cursor disappear

    I have that problem every time I post by replying.

    I have realized that though the cursor is not visible, it is where you click and want it to be.
    Once I start typing it appears... weird.

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