Crazy Mouse

Whenever I press Alt-Tab to switch between applications in Photon, my mouse
goes crazy, opening up windows all over the place an, in general, not paying
any attention to my input. I try to avoid using Alt-Tab, but I’m so used to
it in Windows that I forget. The penalty is that I have to reboot my

  1. Are there any fixes available or on their way for this problem?

  2. In the meantime, is there any way to remedy this problem once the mouse
    has started working erratically, ie.e, is there any command I can run from a
    terminal window to restore the mouse to its working state?