desktop problem: mouse hover selection is not under mouse cursor


  1. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    desktop problem: mouse hover selection is not under mouse cursor


    I got the Anniversary Update a month or two back. And ever since I have this problem on desktop icons.
    The mouse hover selection is shifted away from cursor, in a way that the next icon is selected, not the one under cursor.


    When I click, the icon with the hover selection is started, not the one under cursor.
    This only happens with desktop icons.

    Tried to update drivers, but nothing's changed.
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  2. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Anyone?
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  3. CountMike's Avatar
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    W10 Insider + Linux
       #3

    Must be some very unique experience, never seen that happen in any Windows or any other OS for that matter. What about selecting anything else, text for instance ?
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  4. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    It only happens with desktop icons. Everywhere else it is working ok.
    No problem to select text, use a browser, Windows Explorer or anything else.
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  5. CountMike's Avatar
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       #5

    Very peculiar problem, never even heard of it. I thought that may be a mouse precision or GPU problem but that would manifest itself everywhere else. Try changing scaling and/or resolution of display. Could also try resetting desktop (F5) or changing icon sizes.
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  6. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Changing resolution doesn't fix the problem.

    F5 fixed it for a while, but if I keep moving around the mouse, the problem appears gradually. At first the displacement is smaller and it keeps growing. One more thing I noticed: the displacement is changing while moving to the sides of the screen - it's shifted only one icon on the left side and on the right side of the screen it is shifted with two icons.
    This really sounds like a scaling problem.

    I think I have some scaling, but I'm not sure. I vaguely remember doing it on Win7 and while upgrading to Win10 the scaling maybe remained. Now I can't find where is the scaling option that I changed before.

    Settings -> Display -> "Change the size of text, apps and other items" slider is grayed out and inactive (?!)
    Control Panel -> Display -> Change size of items -> "Set a custom scaling level" is 100%
    Where else can I check?
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  7. CountMike's Avatar
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       #7

    Try holding Ctrl button and turning mouse wheel or slider on the pad.
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  8. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Yes, thanks. The scaling is changing but the problem remains.

    Is there a way to reset all desktop (scale) settings?
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  9. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Just a blind guess, which has probably nothing to with this, run CMD as admin and copy:

    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "EnableCursorSuppression" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    It looks like a fake mouse driver, something like this: TouchMousePointer - on-screen mouse
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  10. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #10

    EnableCursorSuppression didn't fix it.

    Following your second guess, I have three mice in Device Manager: "ELAN Input Device" by ELAN and two times "HID-compliant mouse" by MS (hid-0B05/pid-17FD & hid-046D/pid-C069). It's a G751 laptop, so one trackpad and also one USB mouse is attached. Is it ok that 3 devices show up here?
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