Mouse Movement makes screen flicker - Why?

I currently have a mainform/Subform w/tabs(pages)- note all tabs data source is the same underlying table. The Subform does contain other subforms where this flickering does not occur.  There is a refresh on the main form but not on the subform.  However, when moving the mouse/cursor over the subform the screen and the objects flicker.  What can be causing this issue - it does not prevent data entry, however, the user finds it very annoying.

Thanks,

Karen

Karen SchaeferBI ANALYSTAsked:
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ArjiCommented:
I find it annoying too.  I think the screen refreshes to show the position of the mouse.  the best I could do to help this issue was to make sure I had a good video adapter with a lot of memory.  Maybe someone else has some ideas
will_scarlet7Commented:
Are you using Access 2003?
ArjiCommented:
Will,
I am using 2003....do you have any ideas?  I'd like to get rid of the flicker too.  Maybe help two people at once!
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Karen SchaeferBI ANALYSTAuthor Commented:
yes to 2003
will_scarlet7Commented:
Well... Is your workstation set to use the "Windows XP style"? It has been reported by several users to cause similar issues with Access 2003.
Karen SchaeferBI ANALYSTAuthor Commented:
If you mean my screen appearance = Windows XP - then yes - is there a work around?

Karen
will_scarlet7Commented:
Unfortunately, the only sure work around that I have hear of is to set the appearance to "Windows Classic Style". You will loose the nice beveled look, but it should function properly.
Karen SchaeferBI ANALYSTAuthor Commented:
Well I just tried that - the tab/pages don't flicker as much but the subforms are flickering now - where it was just the opposite with the Windows XP setup.  I will be checking MS online help for any other solutions.  Thanks for the heads up.

Karen
ArjiCommented:
Me too and have the same results as Karen.  I do know that a punchier video adapter does help but is not always an option with users.
Karen SchaeferBI ANALYSTAuthor Commented:
thanks to everyone - I posted a question on MS board looking for a solution - will update later.

Karen
naivadCommented:
Any chance there is a clock on one of the visible forms or do you have code behind the MouseMove event of any control? I have found that these two things can cause annoying flickering on the screen.
Karen SchaeferBI ANALYSTAuthor Commented:
Found a great solution to the problem on the Microsoft User group forum - Check this out

http://allenbrowne.com/ser-46.html

This worked great.

Karen
Karen SchaeferBI ANALYSTAuthor Commented:
Please close I found the solution elsewhere.

No points awarded.

Karen
will_scarlet7Commented:
Post a question in the "Community Support" TA and ask the mods to close the question:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/
will_scarlet7Commented:
Fine with me.
LunchyCommented:
Closed, 500 points refunded.
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