pointer won't disappear on full screen vids

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fyrb69, May 2, 2010.

  1. fyrb69 macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2010
    Brand new to mac book pro 2.66ghz from pc this week. Learning the ropes although slowly. I've been watching some tutorial online on different sites and I'm wondering why (it seemed to work at first) when I click to view in full screen mode the pointer stays on the screen. When watching a movie on dvd or full screen you tube video the pointer is supposed to disappear. Since I don't know my way around yet and what to look for I figured I'd throw it to the experts. Any ideas??? Thanks
  2. forcefieldkid macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2010
    Could be expected behaviour and you're seeing a problem that doesn't exist, could be something glitching, try repairing permissions if you haven't yet.

    Do you have the mouse over the video controls on full screen? It won't disappear then if you do. If that's not it then just try moving it to a different part of the screen and then letting go. Flash video such as Youtube isn't a particularly consistent way to watch things, can be unpredictable lol.
  3. jayducharme macrumors 68040


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    Bumping this 5-year old thread. I've been running the latest version of iTunes on a 2012 Mac Mini with Yosemite. The display is an HDTV through a DVI connection. Whenever I run a video playlist full-screen in iTunes, the mouse cursor will not leave the screen. If I move it off to the side, when the next video in the playlist begins, the cursor jumps back to the center of the screen. I didn't have this problem until the last version of iTunes.

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