troubleshooting Question

why is my laser mouse flickering on some websites?

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I have a USB laser mouse, years old.
Today, it started to flicker on some websites.
The "arrow" and the "index finger."
I can right click and move the flickering mouse and see the light blue area go down to copy or paste, etc.
So the mouse is operational.
It's not acting up on EE or Windows Mail.
I just went to a site called Hot Coupon World and it began flickering.
Now that I come back here, it is doing it again.

When I am in this box where I am typing this text, there is the vertical "large I" and it is flickering.
If I go out of this box, it's the arrow that is flickering.
I am using the flickering and hard to follow "arrow" to choose 250 points for this question.
If I leave the webpage and go down to the tool bar at the bottom, or the minimized browers down there, the arrow stops moving, and is normal.
If I go to the top of the webpages, it flickers.
If I try to click on B for "bold" I see the "index finger" and it is flickering.
It is not flickering where moving around the desktop or Windows Mail.

Any ideas?

now it is fine on EE.
Not fine on other sites, so if it was the mouse, itself, wouldn't it act up on all sites?

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