Lars Nielsen's Discoveries

November 29, 2010

Mouse movement slow or hangs on IE 8 Favourites

Filed under: Troubleshooting — Lars Nielsen @ 6:59 pm
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Here’s one vey simple way to fix the problem where the mouse moves slowly or locks when you open the favourites bar in IE 8:

  1. Go to My Computer
  2. In the Tools menu select Folder Options
  3. Select the View tab
  4. Uncheck the box Shop Popup Description for folder and desktop items

Folder Options View



  1. I tried it and it didn’t fix my problem. My mouse still locks up when I try to use my favorites.

    Comment by Judy Lerch — April 26, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

  2. Worked for me. Thanks

    Comment by Mathew — September 3, 2013 @ 7:51 am

  3. Wurks for mee, but I like the popups, so now I am in extraordinary dilemma what to sacrifice… Beloved mouse movement, or useful popup description… oh my god, I am gonna to blow myself away ´cos of this stuff!!!

    Comment by Jirka — December 7, 2016 @ 8:33 pm

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