The new cursor in 10.7.3

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Prodo123, Feb 7, 2012.

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Do you like the new cursor?

  1. I like it!

    20 vote(s)
    32.3%
  2. I hate it!

    5 vote(s)
    8.1%
  3. It's tolerable.

    6 vote(s)
    9.7%
  4. I don't care.

    31 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

    Prodo123

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    #1
    Put your mouse over the MacRumors logo, and look at your icon.
    If you're on OS X 10.7.3, your hand should have a slanted index finger as opposed to the previous straight finger.

    [​IMG]

    What are your opinions on this new "slanted finger" cursor?

    (personally that slanted finger makes me think that the finger is broken)
     
  2. iMac-do you? macrumors newbie

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    The slanted finger is following human anatomy I think. Extend your index finger on your right hand, and curl up your other fingers, as per the cursor. Your index finger does slant to the left a little (or mine does at least!). :)
     
  3. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    As if there weren't more important things that need doing in Lion...
     
  4. Prodo123, Feb 7, 2012
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    Prodo123 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Then I must be an anomaly...
     

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  5. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Exactly. Of all the crap to mull over about Lion... :D

    Honestly, I hadn't noticed until this cursor thing got front page exposure somewhere. Amazingly, I haven't slept any better or worse since its discovery.
     
  6. iMac-do you? macrumors newbie

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    You're pointing it wrong. :D
     
  7. tkermit macrumors 68040

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    Nice hand - Apple might have a job for you. ;)

    Which one of these hand positions looks more natural though, i.e. for which one do you think the user would have felt most comfortable?

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Not that any of this really matters... :p
     
  8. Prodo123 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The one to the right.
    It would be quite painful to touch the iPad's screen with the side of your finger all the time...
     
  9. ixodes macrumors 601

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    WoooHooo... Brilliant Engineering Breakthrough :eek:
     
  10. Arkious macrumors 6502a

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    well they had to put our $29.99 or £21.99 to use on somthing!

    and for the record, i never even noticed xD
     
  11. codercotton macrumors newbie

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    Steve would have never allowed this ugly ass broken finger cursor. It begins...
     
  12. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    My main concern has always been, how do left handed people cope with the hand cursor at all?
     
  13. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I think the bigger issue is how this shows how rushed Lion was. You don't go about changing little things like this in point releases of an OS, these are things that should be decided upon when you decide on the feature set.

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    Try using stacks on the dock, with your left hand. It goes the opposite direction of the natural arc that your hand makes. I filed a bug report on it in Leopard, and closed it as "by design". :mad:
     
  14. tkermit, Feb 13, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012

    tkermit macrumors 68040

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    I think it's great that they're looking at BeOS for inspiration. Maybe the file system is next.... (edit:) come to think of it, they've already copied the important bits

    [​IMG]
     
  15. David085 macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't noticed until I see this post about it to me is this a cursor doesn't really matter to me it doesn't look too different from the previous one
     
  16. 1woman macrumors newbie

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    Mouse Cursor 10.7.3

    Help! What about left-handed folks like me? How to turn the cursor to the right would be helpful information.
     
  17. fisherking macrumors 603

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    am left-handed, but...stopped thinking about that a long time ago.

    who cares about the slight changes in the cursor? am busy looking at what the cursor is POINTED AT...
     

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