odd line by my curser?

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  1. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

    bennetsaysargh

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    now there is an odd line by my curser, and it won't go away. it is white, and i have no idea what the problem is.
    any help would be gladly apreciated:)
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Hate to say it, and I'd hope you've done this already, but...reboot? Sometimes the simple things work the best :)
     
  3. bennetsaysargh thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i rebooted already, and it is stil there. i also booted into 9.2.2 to instal a program, and it was there the whole time innOS 9 too.
    i have 400Mhz G3 iMac
    10.2.6
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

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    It happens in 9 and X? That doesn't sound good. Boot off one of the CDs that came with the system and see if it's still there. Also try resetting the PRAM. Dunno what good this would do, but you never know.
     
  5. bennetsaysargh thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i think that my PRAM is long dead, and it is now gone. i don't know what i cojuld have done to fix it, but it's gone.
    does anyone know any reason for this happening?
     
  6. bennetsaysargh thread starter macrumors 68020

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    well, its still here and i don't know what i can do. i've re-installed 10.2.6, and even booted into a copy of panther on my iPod and it is still there. i honestly don't know what is wrong.
    any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  7. Doctor Q Administrator

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    As we all know, the cursor icon (actually, I think you call it a sprite) changes depending on what you are pointing at, e.g., you see an arrow in the finder or an insertion bar in a textbox. When the cursor icon changes, does the line remain in the same relative position?
     
  8. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    can you bring it to an Apple Retail Store. i'm not sure where Monroe, maybe near the Nyack Store? sounds really strange that it would be there in both 9 and X, AND after reinstalling the OS, very odd. is your machine very old? you should bring it ASAP, you may be entitled to some free service, or maybe even a new machine. please take a screenshot:
    Cmnd (Apple)+Shift+3
     
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  10. bennetsaysargh thread starter macrumors 68020

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    whenever i take a screen shot, the curser disapears. i'll try again later.
     
  11. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    any way you could download the demo of Snapz Pro? it will take screenshots with the cursor visibled and even take Quicktime movies of your desktop.
     
  12. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    you should download mighty mouse from unsanity.com, here is the link. just grab the demo and see if it does anything...
     
  13. bennetsaysargh thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks shadowfax. it worked for me. i really appreciate tihs.
    thanks:)
     
  14. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    i don't use it myself, but unsanity has some badass products, for sure. i use windowshade X and matallifizer and clear dock, myself... glad MM got you fixed up :)
     
  15. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I did a search of curser, this was the closet that I could find. It was mentioned that the curser used by Apple is black and windows is white. I remember commenting that it's a reverse of good guy bad guy, that I always remember from the Westerns.

    I attended a 4 day conference Primary Medicine Conference 2003 here in Boston at the Hynes Auditorium. They used the usual audio visual setup. What peaked my interest was that their curser was a pink/purple color. Does anyone know the reason? My thought is that they were trying to be politically correct. At the exhibits they did have Mac & PC platforms for medical use.

    Medically speaking MAC means Mitral Angular Calcification.

    http://www.rad.msu.edu/Research/pages/Cardiac/CT/CalciumScoring/images/fig13.htm
     
  16. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    That's absolutely bizzare, and I can't imagine anything causing the cursor to be funky in both X and 9 other than a problem with the monitor.

    The basic cursor graphic isn't stored in firmware, is it? I suppose if it were, then that could explain the problem, though, and why using a hack to use a custom cursor (not in firmware) would fix it.
     

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