Am I right in thinking that the windows mouse cursor

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  1. kicknhorse
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    I am at work, and whilst looking at my pointer on a white screen, I noticed my little arrow has a shadow.

    I have been using computers for the best part of almost 15 years and I never noticed this, nor can I find any options for this.

    Is this just be, or something to do with my work monitor?
     
  2. Toni Plutonij

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    Control Panel > Mouse > Pointers (Card where you choose look of your mouse, scheme) there on the bottom you have a tick box, it says: Enable Pointer Shadow


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  3. kicknhorse
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    Oh yes that makes perfect sense, thank you Toni, I guess I just missed it - or it could not be here.

    Some sections of my computer are blocked as its a massive network with thousands of staff, but I do have a 'think client' (normal computer) for my job so it is better than most.

    Thank you again, I just thought I was going crazy

    Edit: They do let me keep it, but your right it is such a small little box hidden out the way [​IMG]

    Thank you again
     
  4. Toni Plutonij

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    No problem at all..

    I didn't actually know about it, when you posted this thread, it made me intrigued as well so I went to look for it!

    Glad to help [​IMG]
     
  5. NeSchn

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    Yeah, I've noticed it, I never really paid attention to it though [​IMG]
     
  6. Rydian

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    AKAIK it was brought about in XP, or maybe 2K. I think 2K.
     
  7. syko5150

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    yeah i remember it on 2000 because i used to play with it back then
     
  8. Westside

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    It's actually much sexier with the shadow.
     
  9. Toni Plutonij

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    My thoughts as well..

    I have black arrow with white outline and shadow.....Looks quite sexy!
     
  10. Overlord Nadrian

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    I use the dinosaur arrow ATM, it's incredibly impractical, but it's so lulz [​IMG]

    Also, NeSchn, your sig disturbs me [​IMG]
     
  11. Twiffles

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    The first time I saw NeSchn's sig I was trippin'. Even more so than usual.
    Now I see it, I still trip, but only for maybe one second.
     
  12. flameiguana

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    Last week I used a computer with mouse trailing enabled. That was weird.

    Join the party guys.
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  13. geoflcl

    geoflcl Permanent GBAtemp Newbie

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    Heh, yep, I remember when Windows 2000 came around. The cursor shadow, the fade-in Start Menu, and all that jazz. It was awesome to me.

    But they were slowing down my lame ol' Pentium II with a god-knows-what kind of graphics card, so I had to turn them off.
     
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