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What is this effect on my monitor?

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User Info: Talks

3 years ago#1
I feel really stupid asking this but...

when I move my mouse quickly, I can still see multiple images of it where it was for the previous fraction of a second. It's not mouse trails, like the setting in windows, I have that turned all the way down.

It happens also when I scroll down quickly, I can see some content repeating. It's not nearly enough to be distracting, but it's *really* noticeable on the mouse.

So are my eyes just retaining the image (although I guess it would be a blur if that were the case) , or is the monitor really displaying the mouse like 7-8 times at once? What's it called and what exactly is happening?

I have this monitor

User Info: ZeraphLordS

3 years ago#2
persistence of vision

check out blurbusters for more info (lightboosted 120hz monitors eliminate this effect, also CRTs)
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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

3 years ago#3
Your eyes are retaining the image.
Because the mouse is only in one exact place at a time, due to the 60hz refresh rate, you see trails of it existing here and there. If you had a 1000+hz display, this might go away.
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