Windows File Explorer keeps reseting cursor to top of file display


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Windows File Explorer keeps reseting cursor to top of file display


    Winver 20H2 OS Build 19042.844

    A number of months ago, I found that doing file searches was becoming very frustrating. While scrolling through a file of pictures or documents file explorer would give a little shake and then jerk my cursor back to the top of the file display. I looked on line and found a number of suggestions were to "restart file/windows explorer" in Task Manger. Sometimes this worked for a while, some times everything just went away, just unpredictable. I tried restarting the computer. This gave me some relief for about an hour. Some suggested doing a new install. Well I just did that and I'm back with the "shake and jerk" again. Has anyone found a way to fix this problem? By the way, this is accompanied by pauses of the computer, i.e. typing this has been stopped for 2 or 3 seconds and then continuing on.
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  2. Posts : 6,195
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #2

    Welcome to the Forum.

    Sometimes the mouse cursor can behave weird if the surface it's on isn't monochrome, it's irregular or is directly over glass.
    Try a black mouse pad.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Good idea but not the problem


    Thanks!
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  4. Posts : 56,794
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #4

    @frankandbb

    This sounds suspiciously like an old problem with the accent color. When the slide show changes, the accent color changes, and Explorer will re-draw the whole screen, which makes the cursor jump to line one of the display. If you have this checked, un-check it and try. You may need to sign off and back on for it to take.

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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    What's up with that!


    When I received your suggestion I wondered what can somthing to do with background colors have to do with windows explorer really messing up my computer. But, I tried it. Found the box checked, unchecked it last night, saw it seemed to be working. This morning worked on various things, found it still seemed to be working, plus, I no longer have the stuttering when doing other things on my computer.
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Give me a couple of days to see how it goes and I'll marked it solved.
    Frank
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  6. Posts : 56,794
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #6

    frankandbb said:
    When I received your suggestion I wondered what can somthing to do with background colors have to do with windows explorer really messing up my computer. But, I tried it. Found the box checked, unchecked it last night, saw it seemed to be working. This morning worked on various things, found it still seemed to be working, plus, I no longer have the stuttering when doing other things on my computer.
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Give me a couple of days to see how it goes and I'll marked it solved.
    Frank
      My Computers


 

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