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I'm using Mozilla Firefox version 3.6.13.

The issue is that when I try to open a web page I have to keep moving the mouse cursor for the browser to proceed with opening the page. Why is that?


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Have you tried using another profile or resetting your profile? Will that make the problem disappear? – slhck Jan 25 '11 at 16:33
Get the Firefox 4 beta! Not only would you solve your issue (probably), but you'd be helping prevent these sort of things in the future. ;) – Jeshii Jan 25 '11 at 17:06
As MJB says - which Operating System are you running? – Linker3000 Jan 25 '11 at 17:35
@Linker3000. Thanks for your reply. I'm using Windows 7 Enterprise. – Simplicity Jan 25 '11 at 19:53
@slhck. Thanks for your reply. No really, I didn't try that. – Simplicity Jan 25 '11 at 19:59

In the good ole days, I'd wonder whether the serial port/mouse adaptor was trying to share an interrupt with the network interface card. For you youngsters, the equivalent might be - try the mouse in a different USB port (if it's in a USB port and not a PS/2 mouse).

Thinking laterally, I'd perhaps restart the PC, press F2, DEL..whatever... to enter the BIOS setup program and make sure that the BIOS knows you have a 'plug and play' (PnP) operating system and/or try resetting the PCI/PnP configuration data if you have such an option.

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Thanks for your reply. I'm actually using a `laptop', and there are no mouses attached, just using the laptop pad. – Simplicity Jan 25 '11 at 19:58

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