Problem: Symbology patches and colors disappear from the table of contents


The symbology patches and colors disappear from the ArcMap Table of Contents and display only the layer names.


This is caused by a software conflict between ArcMap and Microsoft Intellipoint, and is a known limit with this mouse driver.

Solution or Workaround

  1. Uninstall Microsoft Intellipoint from the computer and delete ipoint.exe.

    The ipoint.exe file is located in the default location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe, or the location in which Microsoft IntelliPoint was installed: <installation directory>\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe.

  2. Install X_Button Mouse Control. See the link in the Related Information section below to download X_Button Mouse Control.

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