A few days ago I started to notice what seemed to be certain programs refreshing itself over and over again. I finally came to the conclusion that it’s related to the new IntelliPoint 6.0 software that came with the new IME3.0. Once uninstalled, the program no longer exists. What a strange bug and I hope that it can be patched soon. It’s extremely annoying trying to work on something in Excel when the page constantly refreshes itself over and over again.
Alright, I can confirm for sure now that the problem with what seems to be part of the page refreshing itself or redrawing itself is due to the IntelliPoint 6.0 software that comes with the new IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0. This thing is buggy! I was just reading online about previous versions and they’re just as buggy! But this one seems to be really bad. I am guessing that no one else has really complained about it because this mouse is not widely available so nor is the IntelliPoint 6.0 software, yet. We’ll just have to wait and see and hopefully this will come to the forefront. I just wish I knew who to contact within Microsoft to report this bug.
I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t catch this sort of thing internally when this is a pretty big bug. You won’t lose data, it won’t expose your computer to hackers but it will definitely annoy the heck out of you if you don’t know what is causing it and how to stop it.
If you are experiencing this and came from Google by typing in IntelliPoint 6.0, please leave a comment in regards to this. Thank you!
So apparently not many others can duplicate this problem. The only other thing I can think of that is causing this is having Office 2007 Beta 2 TR installed. Yes, it’s a beta. I attempted to recreate it on another computer at work and it didn’t seem to happen until I installed Office 2007.
I’m going to go in tomorrow and uninstall Office and see if it happens with Outlook Express.
It’s very hard to explain what is happening but if you have Outlook Express and if you use it for newsgroup reading, if you click on the Headers icon, you briefly see the area where all the subjects are displayed kinda refresh/flash for a millisecond.