Have never seen this before. I can't get After Effects to take action when I try to activate check boxes like audio output in the render output module or any of the options on the start up welcome screen such as a recent project that is listed. My mouse will cause the link to change color, but when I click nothing happens. This is very frustrating. Any thoughts why this may be happening?
Also, my mouse cursor is very distorted to the point of looking like a black box with fuzzy lines through it. Any thoughts on why this might be happening?
It's probably an issue where AE misinterprets your screen resolution, resulting in a mismatch of hit areas and distortions in teh UI elements. Check your graphics driver and update it, if necessary. I'm sure you can find some setting that works - assuming you meet the requirements and are not trying to run AE on an undersized netbook screen or something...