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This has been a hard problem to try to figgure out so I have just been living with it. I have a new 3-26 inch LCD monitor setup with a new computer that has three video cards; one for each LCD monitor. I 'm using a "wireless" Microsoft mouse. Sometimes I receive a "message" that the receiption of the mouse signal strengten is "low" then the message will go away. I start a flight using the B-200 King Air with a LEFT, Center and Right views on three differant monitors. Most of the time I leave the mouse "pointer" in the CENTER monitor and most of the time I don't have this problem and then again I do.... it comes and goes, at will. On a 2 1/2 hour flight this morning from, KSFO to KPDX views were steady for about 1 hour. Then the RIGHT monitor ( Its ALWAY the RIGHT monitor and never the LEFT or CENTER monitor) started kind of "flashing". I moved the mouse arrow from the center monitor over to the Right monitor and the flashing stopped. About 20-30 seconds later the Right monitor started "flashing" again. I moved my mouse about an inch and the flashing stopped and then later started again. Each time it starts "flashing " again, a slight movement of the mouse will stop the flashing( the mouse pointer is kept inside of the RIGHT monitor. A bit later the flashing setteled down and I finished my flight.This happens on almost all flight to a verying degree and really has me STUMPED. If the simple short movement of the mouse while it it inside of the RIGHT monitor will STOP the flashing why cannt a "work around" be made to keep it from happening in the first place. I'd REALLY appreceate some of your ideas on this problem. It's over my head. Thanks jerrycwo4

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This has been a hard problem to try to figgure out so I have just been living with it. I have a new 3-26 inch LCD monitor setup with a new computer that has three video cards; one for each LCD monitor. I 'm using a "wireless" Microsoft mouse. Sometimes I receive a "message" that the receiption of the mouse signal strengten is "low" then the message will go away. I start a flight using the B-200 King Air with a LEFT, Center and Right views on three differant monitors. Most of the time I leave the mouse "pointer" in the CENTER monitor and most of the time I don't have this problem and then again I do.... it comes and goes, at will. On a 2 1/2 hour flight this morning from, KSFO to KPDX views were steady for about 1 hour. Then the RIGHT monitor ( Its ALWAY the RIGHT monitor and never the LEFT or CENTER monitor) started kind of "flashing". I moved the mouse arrow from the center monitor over to the Right monitor and the flashing stopped. About 20-30 seconds later the Right monitor started "flashing" again. I moved my mouse about an inch and the flashing stopped and then later started again. Each time it starts "flashing " again, a slight movement of the mouse will stop the flashing( the mouse pointer is kept inside of the RIGHT monitor. A bit later the flashing setteled down and I finished my flight.This happens on almost all flight to a verying degree and really has me STUMPED. If the simple short movement of the mouse while it it inside of the RIGHT monitor will STOP the flashing why cannt a "work around" be made to keep it from happening in the first place. I'd REALLY appreceate some of your ideas on this problem. It's over my head. Thanks jerrycwo4
---------------------Jerry - a few things to try.Always reclick the mouse on the main view after using it on a secondary monitor- so as to restablish focus.Be absolutely sure that no view overlaps the adjacent monitor- even a tiny amount!.If you are using full height views on secondary monitors, try dragging the bottom of these views up a small amount. In Control Panel/Display/Settings/Advanced/Trouble Shoot you could retard the Hardware Accel slider 1 or 2 notches. Try this as a last resort.Generally I've been able to eliminate this problem as above- particularly by the View shrinking method- which also improves frame rate. (FPS appears to be a function of View height- more pixels to be computed by the CPU I suppose. That's why I use 1/2 height secondary views and fill in the blank bottom half of the screen with popups.)Alex Reid

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