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Working in Background Cursor Does Not Appear When You Load a Web Page

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After you upgrade your computer system to Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or Internet Explorer 6, and then click on a hyperlink or a URL, your computer's pointer may not change to a Working In Background state.

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To work around this behavior, you may be able to update the pointer's settings if you use one of the following two methods:
  • Move the pointer to a different location on the Web page.
  • Hold the pointer over the taskbar or the toolbar.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.

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More information

To locate the Working In Background setting, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Mouse.
  2. Click the Pointers tab.
  3. In the Customize box, click Working In Background.

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Keywords: KB274315, kbprb

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Article Info
Article ID : 274315
Revision : 3
Created on : 12/3/2004
Published on : 12/3/2004
Exists online : False
Views : 359