The amazing disappearing cursor!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nick012, May 30, 2007.

  1. Nick012 macrumors regular

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    Sometimes when I'm using my macbook the cursor will disappear. Its not like I just can't see it but it actually isn't there anymore. Moving my finger on the trackpad doesn't work to get it back either. I have to keep it moving for a few seconds to get it back. Is this normal? Its not particularly annoying but I'd rather it didn't do it.
     
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  3. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    Don't worry, it's perfectly normal. It's one of those little things about OS X that make it all the more great. Scroll around in Safari with the arrow keys and you'll notice the cursor disappear.
     
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    Some researchers at NASA found the reason of why the mouse pointer moves when you don't move it. It is amazing and worth viewing it.

    Link.
     
  6. RaMaz macrumors regular

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    lol very funny, but old news
     
  7. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    I lose my cursor quite a bit on my Mac Pro with 30" ACD. Sometimes the pointer changes to the text cursor, the one that looks like letter I, and it's very hard to see on a screen of that resolution - so that's what I put it down to. It's quite possible that it disappears completely for a moment, but it's also possible that it just gets stuck on the text cursor and I can't see it until I move it around.

    It doesn't bother me. That doesn't mean I wouldn't like Apple to fix it, though.
     
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Haha, that's funny.
     
  9. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    Try using this app to find the cursor next time it gives you the slip.
     
  10. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Update: Oh, ok, it actually completely disappears - just happed while I was in Show Desktop mode - whenever the cursor ventured into certain areas of the screen it vanished :D Well, at least I know I'm not going crazy...
     

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