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Functions of the ctrl button - Windows XP RRS feed

  • Question

  • I know of the many things that ctrl can do when used with another key.  However, sometimes when I hit the ctrl key alone...a circle appears and then disappears on my screen.  It appears around my mouse cursor...

     

    Again, it disappears.  I've tried moving the mouse with the ctrl key depressed but as I said, the circle "flashes"...appears and then disappears.

     

    I know this seems like a silly question but it's kind of been bugging me for days now....

     

    R.

    Friday, June 22, 2007 4:10 PM

All replies

  • Go to the mouse properties in the control panel.  In the Pointer Options tab there is an option to show the location of the pointer when you press the ctrl key.  Deselect that option.
    Tuesday, August 21, 2007 12:30 AM