Except what you're describing is completely different to what is actually happening. But of course everyone who has taken issue with this is completely oblivious because Grandmaster BlackZero thinks so. Never mind the fact that this problem has only been happening recently not for "well over a year" as you seem to think. This never happened in previous drivers for me using my 6950 for almost a year. Now it's a problem in 12.8 and the newer drivers (9.000 and 9.001). I don't particularly care whether you think it's a feature or not, all I care about is turning it off because it is annoying and obnoxious.