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#928 Mouse Cursor Reset Bug for WoW (Mumble somehow related)

1.2.3
invalid
nobody
unspecified
1-high
2014-07-14
2012-11-09
Cali
No

I've been suffering from this bug for a while on specifically World of Warcraft. Basically what happens is, the cursor will every once in a while reset to the center of the screen. This is became (still is) very annoying.

I went to the Warcraft tech forums and asked about this problem, and as I was firstly suspecting that it could be Logitechs driver for the MX518. So I reinstalled it, still getting the reset.

So, I googled this problem, and in the first few topics that show up on the list, it was a you tube video posted on March 22, 2012, that sure enough described the exact same problem I'm currently having, along with a fix.

The link to it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKmXs7Bt4L8 Titled: (Fixed) Mouse cursor reset bug with mumble(overlay)

Here's the description by the author:

Published on Mar 22, 2012 by fastjan

Whenever cursor goes hidden, it randomly resets to center of the screen. I found that mumble's overlay seems to interfere way more than others, even though it is disabled in the options. Shutting down mumble all together makes the issue extremely rare.

As you can see it's pretty annoying specially when it tilts the screen to random position.

Games that always hide or show the cursor are not effected by this.

Fix for Mumble: Download the latest beta version for 1.2.4(it might be named as 1.2.3etc, but installer will say it's 1.2.4), regedit to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mumble\Mumble add string value "winhooks" and value it as "false".

I'm personally weary about messing with registry, instead I called someone from typefrag, and he pretty much lead me here, that is after helping me with what he could of coarse.

Other notes: I too like in the description, have noticed that this does not happen at all at least for me when I have Mumble closed / turned off.

As for the beta, I can't seem to find one, if there's a link available to the public I would love to try it out.

Thank you in advance.

Discussion

  • Cali
    Cali
    2012-11-09

    Edit: On Windows 7 OS

     
  • Kissaki
    Kissaki
    2012-12-02

    Does this happen when you keep the button pressed, to rotate the camera?
    Or does it only occur when you very often press and unpress the button to rotate the camera?
    If you could further cut down when the issue occurs to a very specific case that would be very helpful!

    It’s not Mumbles overlay, but the hooks on mouse (and keyboard) events.
    That’s also what is being disabled with winhooks = false.
    So you should still be able to use the overlay, even with winhooks = false.

    With winhooks disabled, does the cursor still flash like it does in the video?

     
    Last edit: Kissaki 2012-12-02
  • Kissaki
    Kissaki
    2012-12-02

    • labels: Gaming Issue, World of Warcraft, Mouse / Cursor --> World of Warcraft, Mumble, winhooks
    • Description has changed:

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     I've been suffering from this bug for a while on specifically World of Warcraft. Basically what happens is, the cursor will every once in a while reset to the center of the screen. This is became (still is) very annoying.
    
     I went to the Warcraft tech forums and asked about this problem, and as I was firstly suspecting that it could be Logitechs driver for the MX518. So I reinstalled it, still getting the reset.
    
    • priority: 1 --> 1-high
     
  • Cali
    Cali
    2012-12-03

    More over less it would happen while trying to quick pan my camera over for any given situation. I've noticed that minimizing the mumble screen (not closing it) completely rids me of the problem.

     
  • Kissaki
    Kissaki
    2012-12-04

    If you could also try out and document on my question about the occurance of mouse clicks, that would be helpful.

    Is this an issue every WoW player has? Is it specific to something?

     
  • Kissaki
    Kissaki
    2013-12-16

    • status: open --> invalid
    • Version: --> unspecified