Something similar happened to me, but with Photoshop. After undergoing an upgrade from WinXP to Win7, and having to use a generic driver for my monitor because its company hasn't written an update--meaning that everything is really happy at the recommended 1680x1040 but so tiny I havea hard time reading anything. So I switched the zoom to 150%. Somewhat easier to read then, but got the teensiest cursor imaginable in Photoshop and fuzzy text in every other program. Put the zoom back to 100%, and the original cursor returned.
No idea if this is your situation, but thought I'd throw it out there.
Hmmm... tried that but nothing changed.
It's mostly when I'm trying to select an aligned space within a cell that the cursor almost dissappears... down to a microscopic size.
Oh well, DW is filled with frustrations...
how would one go about setting the box of a website down about halfway from the top edge of the browser display screen?
Vertical centering is a print design concept that doesn't have much value on the web because everyone uses different displays and viewport sizes. What looks good on your display is going to look very different on a smaller web device (think about SmartPhone & Tablet users).
I think the best you can do is to add a little top margin to your page with CSS.
margin-top: 45px; //**adjust as needed**/
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Thanks! That margin-top setting worked great first time!