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Visual Studio randomly stops responding to mouse clicks and doesn't show tooltips while hovering mouse.
This happens under Windows Vista 64-bit only.

Problem Description

Under Windows Vista 64-bit GetCursorPos API call sometimes fails in 32-bit processes (including Vistual Studio).

See bug description on Microsoft Connect and documentation on GetCursorPos (especially comments)


Upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit, if possible.

For Windows Vista users, we've developed special wrapper for devenv.exe process to fix this function by calling GetCursorInfo instead.

To use the wrapper download file, unpack it and run JbGetCursorPosFix_vs* instead of devenv.exe for Visual Studio 2005, 2008, 2010.


This patch is unofficial and is not supported by JetBrains!