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Feb 7, 2012

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Mar 13, 2012

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Jun 20, 2014

I have a few accounts on my Mac (Mavericks) that I use to train, operating my Mac with Airplay mirroring for demonstration.  While in my primary account, Airplay (AppleTV3) works fine.  Until recently it also worked fine while in my other accounts (all Admins). 

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May 11, 2012

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I'm using iMac with magic mouse. My mouse cursor now stuck in top left corner and cannot move. I've tried to reset the pvram by pressing option+command+P+R

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BUT when I released my button mouse in order to create the folder favorite, (between Desktop and Documents), the folder icon remind on the cursour mouse, and follow it. 

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To "remove" the folder icon, I have to relauch the Finder (cmdt+shift+esc), or some time, it desappear after 3-4 minute.

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We have this problem while we mouve a pdf, or a .doc file.

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4/6 collabrators have this problem and there are all in the same office.

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Jan 21, 2009

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