Nov 09

Don’t Hijack My Mouse

Tag: computers & internet,pet peeves,stupidityDonna B. @ 2:48 pm

Morons who put up websites that hijack your mouse and turn it into a silly moving flag or jumble of letters or anything else but what you’ve already selected for yourself are on my shitlist today.

Unfortunately, it seems some amateur genealogists have decided this is the way to make their family history pages flashier. What is does is make me automatically distrust everything I find on their site — even if it is well-documented.

I call them amateurs because anyone professional about anything would never dare do such a cutesy, moronic, imbecilic, and annoying thing.

Thank you. I feel better now.

3 Responses to “Don’t Hijack My Mouse”

  1. Lori says:

    (gently moving mouse over page)… I hate the clock one. I must admit, I have been so peeved at a few ‘highjackings’ that I have been known to be dumb enough, and frustrated enough to try to shake the thing off my mouse, lol. Um, ya, still got some blonde hairs I guess!

  2. Donna B. says:

    I can totally relate to trying to shake the thing off… it’s like a bug crawling on you! But then before I started having senior moments, I had blonde ones, so…

  3. holly stallings says:

    At least a few times a day, it feels like someone has hijacked my mouse, or like I am playing tug of war with it. Why does this happen? So I googled “Why does it feel like someone is hijacking my mouse”? It took me to this website and now it just stopped–as soon as I got in here. It feels like invasion of privacy and I wish it would stop. How can I find out who is doing this and why?