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Vertical text jitter in an on-screen window

by davmax / October 15, 2007 2:17 PM PDT

Occasionally I get an annoying vertical text jitter in an on-screen window. This was first noticed in IE6 and now IE7,when present it also occurrs in an MS Word window. It has always seemed to be a hardware failure however, I have changed processor, memory, graphics card with no improvement. Now I have a completely new system as per my profile and still the problem occurs. I can only suspect IE6/7 because this is where I usually encounter it first. A system re-boot is required to fix it and I often get a couple of beeps from the hardware as the system shuts down.
A great puzzle and I wonder if others have this experience.

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What sort of monitor?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 15, 2007 9:01 PM PDT

I used to get this with my old CRT monitor. It had a de-gaussing feature, (not sure if I spelt that right), and sometimes it would de-gauss itself automatically and the screen would shake.

Sorry, I see you have a 17" LCD. So scrap that.

I'm out of ideas at the moment. Hopefully others here will know something.

Mark

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Jittery windows?
by jstom98 / November 30, 2010 8:38 AM PST

I use Vista. I noticed the jitter when the window is active. I noticed it happens when I place the mouse over it. So I changed to a cheaper mouse (I was using Logitech!)! Now, it seems to be working!

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