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I was writing some code today when suddenly the length of my text select cursor doubled. I figured it was some weird glitch so I restarted my computer but it didn't affect anything. I checked in my Mouse settings and currently under text select it's still showing the same old default text select cursor.

I have no idea what could have caused this to happen, but it sure makes highlighting lines of code a pain.

Anyone know what the issue is?

  • Has the cursor size doubled for other applications too, or just your coding software? – misha256 Jul 16 '15 at 1:30
  • @misha256 It's changed globally. Any and all programs. – xcdemon05 Jul 16 '15 at 1:31
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Oh oh, I smell a dodgy Windows Update!

So... do you have Automatic Updates enabled, or have you done some manual updates yourself around the time this happened?

Perhaps an NVIDIA graphics driver was updated?

I have found another person experiencing similar issues to you and it's NVIDIA's fault.

Nvidia has admitted it is a problem with their driver and are working on a fix for it as we speak.

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