This is the problem: I can't get rid of the mouse cursor.
I don't mean the cursor in AA:O, but the normal, Windows mouse cursor. It's present on the main screen, on top of the AA:O cursor, and it's present when I'm in the game, moving on the screen.
How the heck do I get rid of that damn thing?
It sounds like you have a Pop-up or something like it when you load AA. I dont know how but I had got one too when I installed 1.4(I think it was that one). I ended up uninstalling it and re-installing and it worked fine(I dont know why). I dont know if this will help.. but its a start.
I had that once! Quit the game, restart PC and ur Ok! :D