Friday, June 27, 2008

If Adobe Products Have a Twitchy Interface, Remove Intellipoint 6

For months I've been trying to figure out why all of my state-of-the-art Adobe products -- Premiere, After Effects, Encore, and Photoshop -- have been, for lack of a better term, twitching. The screen would shake and redraw, menus would disappear, and only show when I moused over them. It was maddening! Sure, the programs would work, but productivity was at a crawl.

I tried everything I could think of: uninstalling old programs, cleaning the registry, updating video drivers (I was convinced it was a video thing), and I scoured the internet. Nothing.

Finally, after using every search combination I could think of, I found the answer on the Adobe Forums (duh). Here's the link.

Quote from user tl_woods:
This is what I did to fix this.

Uninstall all microsoft intellimouse driver versions. Export your registry settings and then search in registry for intellimouse and delete all references.
I dont think this is necessary but thats what I did.

Reinstall with IntelliPoint 5.5...

http://www.download.com/IntelliPoint-5-5-64-bit-/3000-2110_4-10734878.html

Its as easy as that.

The problem solved, at last.

And here's the 32-bit version of the driver:

 http://www.download.com/IntelliPoint-5-5-32-bit-/3000-2110_4-10734867.html?tag=lst-2&cdlPid=10734866