Pat, can you explain a bit more?
Does your mouse cursor freeze completely when you are on this crossword puzzle web site? Can you minimize the web browser and still use the cursor on your desktop to open other programs, and explore the Start menu?
If you cannot use the mouse to minimize the browser window, press the "Windows" key + M at the same time to minimize all active windows. Then see if your mouse works.
Can you use the arrow keys to navigate the crossword?
Does this mouse problem happen at any other time, eg other web sites, or when you use your computer when you are not internet browsing?
I have Windows XP on a Dell Dimension 8400. My problem is that when I try to do crossword puzzles online my cursor will not work. I know this is probably something simple but I can't figure it out. Any help would be appreciated.