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DBW86

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Original poster
Nov 12, 2017
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In Safari, Mail, and Pages I am randomly having my cursor arrow turn into a wristwatch (black wristband to each side of a rectangular watch face outlined in black with no numbers on it just two watch hands). It is unpredictable when it will occur and after several clicks of my trackpad will disappear as I am taken to the link. I checked with Apple Support and they claimed to have never heard of this. I can't believe I'm the only person in the known free world incurring this. I'm using a 27" iMac purchased new in August of this year from Apple store in Summerlin, Las Vegas NV with High Sierra already installed on it. HELP??????
 

EugW

macrumors G4
Jun 18, 2017
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I didn't know it was still used. There was a wait cursor in OS 9 and Carbon applications that was a wristwatch as you describe.

Is this the one?

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Could you have installed some third party app that changed things? Normally you would get a spinning beachball.

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Nermal

Moderator
Staff member
Dec 7, 2002
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I didn't know it was still used. There was a wait cursor in OS 9 and Carbon applications that was a wristwatch as you describe.
I still see it occasionally, but only in old Carbon apps (and I think I've seen it in Safari, very rarely). I certainly haven't seen in it Mail and Pages; that's bizarre.
 
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jmd.au

macrumors newbie
Oct 11, 2016
4
1
Queensland, Australia
I'm also getting this in the same apps, running High Sierra 10.13.1 on a MacBook Pro Early 2015. Strangely, it only started happening after doing a clean install on the Mac a few weeks ago. I had no idea this icon still existed in the system.
 
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