Weird Pointer

Discussion in 'macOS' started by khigs, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. khigs macrumors newbie

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    recently when using safari, when I move my mouse pointer over a hyperlink, the pointer changes. it's just the arrow without the little line and there is what looks like the BMW emblem with it. anyone know what it is and why it is there?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. khigs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    why does it do that only when over hyperlinks?
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    No, it's built into the OS. I don't know what it is either. It's like the spinning beach ball, but it doesn't spin and it's just different colors of blue. It sits next to the mouse and only happens when things are loading and I hover over certain objects. Anyone know what it means?

    One thing I have noticed that is quite annoying in OS X is there are four or five mouse pointers that all basically mean something is loading. Really inconsistent and very annoying.
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Because that is how the designer coded it.

    Does it do it on all hyperlinks or just one site?
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, OK. That's different. I guess it does look like the BMW symbol. It's like a half-beachball. It doesn't happen on just links.
     
  7. khigs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it did a lot on facebook and few other websites, but it's only occasional, doesn't always do it.
     
  8. p.luik macrumors regular

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  9. khigs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no just safari, the only time it's been happening to me is on hyperlinks
     
  10. kunze50 macrumors regular

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    I have also seen this when using facebook, (could be when the site assigns a custom pointer for slow script or something)? I am not sure the meaning..; But it is not bad and shouldn't be anything to worry about.
     
  11. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, it does it to me when I first open facebook, and I try and open any of the menus at the bottom (like my notifications and my friends that are currently online); it just means it's loading.
     

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