Cursor/Scrolling Glitch!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by G99, May 20, 2006.

  1. G99 macrumors 6502

    G99

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    Try this one, I just found it - position your cursor anywhere on the screen, and press any of the directional keys (up, left, right, down). The cursor should disappear!
    This could be used for screenshots and stuff.
    I know its really minor, but I just thought I should tell you people. ;)
     
  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Yes, we know. I'd call that a feature, not a glitch. Then the cursor doesn't get in the way when scrolling through a document.
     
  3. faintember macrumors 65816

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    ^^^Bingo. Just one of the nice small things that makes OS X a pleasure to work with.
     
  4. G99 thread starter macrumors 6502

    G99

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    Aaah... Clever Apple! :p
     
  5. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Doesn't this happen when nearly ANY key is pressed? :confused:
     
  6. G99 thread starter macrumors 6502

    G99

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    Such as?
     
  7. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    No. Just the cursor keys. Some individual programs hide the mouse cursor when hitting any key, but that's not universal like the cursor key thing is.

    --Eric
     
  8. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Well, when using Firefox anyways (haven't tested in other programs yet, not on the Mac right now) typing anything at all with the exception of the function keys causes the cursor to disappear.

    I know that in most cases the Delete key also does this.
     

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