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Re:CURSOR IS A BLACK SQUARE

2021-04-05, 0:14 AM

Yes, it seems the solutions must come from Lenovo (not changing the mouse configuration!!!!). And I agree with the guy who posted the graphic, it's clear that problem is in the driver. Again, Lenovo doesn't watch what the people post here? I think they should so they know what's wrong (and right) with the products they manufacture.

Is quite annoying having a notebook so expensive like a P51 ( I paid more or less$ 2.000.-)  and that users have to deal with problems (silly problems) like this. I think is the worse publicity for a product so expensive.

I never did, but I think the next time I'll evaluate another brands.

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Re:CURSOR IS A BLACK SQUARE

2021-04-05, 16:51 PM

This topic is from April 2020 (ONE YEAR OLD), nobody at Lenovo took note?????? Nobody at the company knows about this issue? I can't believe it.

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Re:CURSOR IS A BLACK SQUARE

2021-04-05, 16:58 PM
Has anyone ever been given an actual email address for Lenovo Customer Support? The website link is a loooong runaround. If anyone has an actual email address, please post so that all of us can send them the solution offered above by Chris. Maybe this will get their attention,.
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Re:CURSOR IS A BLACK SQUARE

2021-04-06, 20:59 PM

I contacted a support person from an old hardware issue that I'd had.

S-he suggested that we do the following:

Go to;
- Click on the Blue Feedback button
- Select 'Product'
- Rate your level of satisfaction
- Select 'Other' as your key purpose and leave your comments there.
 
We need to INCLUDE the LINK TO THIS THREAD (see below), plus an indication that a forum member has found the problem in the driver, which is explained in message 14.

Here is the link to include in your feedback:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile-Workstations/CURSOR-IS-A-BLACK-SQUARE/m-p/5008214?page=2

Specify that they should look at message 14.

 

If we all do this, maybe they'll finally notice.

 

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Re:CURSOR IS A BLACK SQUARE

2021-04-13, 12:18 PM

We finally heard from Synaptics that a fix is coming for this issue which happens when GDI objects equals 10000.  I don't know the release date yet.

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Re:CURSOR IS A BLACK SQUARE

2021-04-13, 14:06 PM

Yay!!!
I hope this fixes the double-arrow too, which recently developed.

Many thanks  to whoever finally accomplished bringing this to the attention of someone who can fix it.

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Re:CURSOR IS A BLACK SQUARE

2021-04-13, 17:00 PM
Well, now we have to wait. Finally after a year someone noticed about this issue. :-)
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Re:CURSOR IS A BLACK SQUARE

2021-04-13, 17:07 PM

Good news. Tired of seeing this everytime I use the notebook.

 

 

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Re:CURSOR IS A BLACK SQUARE

2021-05-13, 20:12 PM

Synaptics drivers were always bloated (wmv files in the drivers!), buggy as hell, were eating up cpu and once had even keyloggers in them

 

https://zwclose.github.io/HP-keylogger/

 

https://www.synaptics.com/company/blog/touchpad-security-brief

 

Their quality control seems to be subpar at least.

 

And still these are running on millions of machines.

 

This is a changelog from 2012

 

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Version  16.2.11 08/16/2012 (WinXP/Vista/Win7/Linux)
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Bug Fixes
  
  -Fixed problems in OEM Control Panel. Also fixed some GDI memory leaks. 

 

I believe a new driver with fixed GDI bug is coming when I see it with my own eyes...

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Re:CURSOR IS A BLACK SQUARE

2021-06-04, 22:23 PM

I dont believe it.

 

Synaptics made a new driver (for my X1Y3):

 

https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n20gx20w.txt

 

CHANGES IN THIS RELEASE  Version  19.3.4.228
[Important updates] Nothing.
[New functions or enhancements] Nothing.
[Problem fixes] - Fixed an issue where "Scroll" icon might show as cursor.


No word about black square though...

 

I haven't tested yet, but if it works I stand corrected...

 

 

@chris^s

Nice work!

 

@someotherguy

It seems you told the truth, sorry!

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