OS X Mavericks :: Cursor Changes From Arrow To Hand - How To Prevent

Aug 28, 2014

Suddenly my cursor changes from an arrow to a hand to a text insert and prevents me from entering text or data. how do I prevent this? 


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Intel Mac :: Mouse Cursor Changes From Arrow To IBeam To Hand At Will

Feb 7, 2012

my mouse arrow cursor changes at will - it becomes an ibeam or a hand (like the one used when pointing to a link) and then will switch back to an arrow. I use a Logitech wireless  mouse with plugged in USB receiver.  I turn the mouse off whenever I stop work. I changed the batteries on the Logitech mouse yesterday and it had no effect. I tried using the Magic Mouse (which I love, but which has problems of its own - it eats batteries for breakfast and it's not consistently recognized when I wake up the iMac and I have to resort to the Logitech mouse to get going so I rarely use it) to see if it did the same thing and it does. I am still running 10.6.6 and haven't added any software or done anything strange.  I did update Firefox to 9.0.1 a while back, but things were fine a long time after I did that.

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Jun 27, 2012

I just noticed as I was testing web sites in Safari that my cursor remains as an arrow instead of turning into a hand on images or text that are links. This is new behavior.

Info:MacPro, Mac OS X (10.5)

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Jun 24, 2012

I am having problems with my cursor on my macbook. Since a recent software  update I've not been able to move the cursor in any app. The  only way it moves is when I type. I use the arrow-keys to quickly move around menus but that is impossible. I have looked at all the settings I can think of looking at, but nothing makes any difference. Helen BTW the OS is 10.6.8

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May 2, 2012

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Mar 13, 2012

my iMac has this glitch, the cursor jumps or teleports across screen every second. I move it and then it jumps again, always jumps to the same place, same exact pixel everytime. I try to move the cursor quickly (to open safary or hit stand by) but no matter where the pointer is across the 27" screen, it teleports like a clock. 

I changed batteries on the trackpad and magic mouse and it didn't work. I turned mouse off, left trackpad on and it didn't work. I tried using a wired mouse and it didn't work. this is obviously not related to the input device. 

I would like to restore the input driver with time-machine but I have no idea where the drivers reside in the machine. I also have no idea how to roll-back or reinstall such drivers on a Mac. 

this is not the jittery, erratic, jumpy bug. When this glitch is triggered and I have absolutely no clue how or why, sometimes it starts 1 minute after reboot, sometimes 30 minutes; when it is triggered it starts to teleport every second, the arrow jumps to the same spot. it's unbearable since it renders the machine useless. I have to press the power button to send it to sleep, resume and then the glitch is gone, only to come back 5 or 30 minutes afterwards. 

Finally, this thing happened last year in november. I wasn't able to solve it back then so I had to reinstall the whole OS Lion, that meant waiting 6 hours for it to download from the appStore (because Apple doesn't allow me to keep a copy LION on my system). I think that's plain silly since it's obviously a very mundane (but annoying) glitch and there's got to be a workarround that doesn't require system restore.

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May 11, 2012

I'm trying to use iphoto but when I put my cursor over a photo it has a small flag in the upper left hand corner and a downward arrow in the lower right corner.I've used it lots but it just started doing this. My events pull up just not a single photo.

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MacBook Pro :: Mouse Cursor Doesn't Switch Back To The Arrow Pointer In Safari?

Jun 4, 2014

You move the mouse over to the scroll bar, favorites bar, minimize, etc... and the mouse is stuck in the wrong icon, be it the text pointer, hand pointer, window resize pointer... when it should be the arrow.  It is such an obvious bug and I can't believe Apple hasn't noticed this.

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Jun 5, 2014

The scroll bar on the right is gone  the only way I can move the screen up or down is with the arrow keys  Why how do i get it  back and have it stay there

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Jun 4, 2014

Can I change the picture icon on the mouse arrow on Mac Pro?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: Turn Off Display But Prevent Sleep

Aug 26, 2014

I am new to the Mac OS system and am facing a difficulty.I want to keep my macbook running through the night downloading the updates, however I want the display to be off. For this I have used apps like caffeine and no sleep and have also modified the system preferences. But still whenever I turn off my display, after some time the macbook goes to sleep and all my downloads and updates are paused. 

Is there any workaround which allows me to turn off the display without letting the mac to go to sleep ??

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Prevent DS Store File Creation

Jun 26, 2014

I want to prevent ".DS_Store" file creation. 

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OS X Mavericks :: Prevent Incoming Messages In Mail App?

Jun 28, 2014

I'm not very fond of using the integrated mail app in mavericks. However I love how I am able to compose a message simply by clicking someones email on a website. But my question is, how can I turn off incoming messages from being stored in my mailbox? I would like the app to function where there are no incoming messages or junk in the mail app. The version is a 7.3 and my mac is running on mavericks 10.9.3

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Prevent MacBook Air From Sleeping When Sharing Files Over SMB

Jun 2, 2014

I know that Mavericks is very aggressive when it comes to saving power,To transfer files from an old win7 laptop to a brand new MacBook Air, I set up file sharing on the MBA, and shared a folder over SMB. I then proceed to log on from the win7 machine, and start copying files, but as soon as the MBA's display dims (at which time I assume Mavericks sleeps) the file transfer is halted. Other than permanently setting the MBA to "always awake", is there a way of preventing it from sleeping when external file transfers are taking place? 

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Sep 11, 2014

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Dec 5, 2014

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Dec 2, 2014

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Jun 1, 2014

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Jun 28, 2014

My mid 2012 Macbook Pro keeps logging out when moving cursor to the bottom right hot corner (which I have set to the desktop). 

I am running Mavericks 10.9.3. I've checked my settings but can't seem to find a solution.

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Jun 6, 2014

My imac has a black screen with cursor after i allowed maverick updates. I tried holding shift key during start up and at first it looked like it was going to work, then it turned black again. What do i do??

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Jul 1, 2014

My macbook pro 15 (early 2011) running Mavericks is very slow wait spinning circle/cursor appears way too often.  

Any configuration changes or other actions I could take to speed it up. I took the following EtreCheck after boot up before launching Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro and Safari (I have stopped using Chrome). 

EtreCheck version: 1.9.12 (48)Report generated July 1, 2014 at 10:13:27 AM EDT Hardware Information:  MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) (Verified)  MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro8,2  1 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 CPU: 4 cores  8 GB RAM Video Information:  Intel HD Graphics 3000

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Sep 8, 2014

I need to copy a set of email addresses and paste them into a spreadsheet for uploading. Using Mail's copy function I get the result "mailto: (address)". If I just copy that as an address Mail doesn't recognize it as a valid address. Is there a way around this?

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Apr 11, 2010

Anyone come across this? I 've been having it a lot recently on my imac, not my pbook though, and I can't seem to find how to fix it... very strange behaviour, as soon as you start writing the cursor vanishes...make for some very hard writing I tell you...

Well, that's ms, they might even have it as an option somewhere that I cannot find...

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Jun 2, 2014

Whenever I hit the right or up arrow key on my macbook, it does shift either right or up but it also type either the number "8" for the right arrow key or the number "9" for the up key. How do I get this to stop?

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Sep 23, 2009

I opened up the following:

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2. Should I be worried?
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Sep 24, 2010

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Dec 14, 2008

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Dec 3, 2009

Only noticed this problem recently when I was using the computer in bright daylight last weekend. My i5 27" iMac has an annoying hand print right in the centre of the INSIDE of the glass. Obviously this has come from the manufacturer handling the glass incorrectly during installation. From day to day use I do not notice this because I use the computer at night with low-lighting, and the majority of the time my blinds/curtains are closed.Regardless, this is my first Mac, I have saved up long and hard for this machine. I am disappointed that such an error could occur. I paid �1760 for this computer which is a lot of money for me, and at that price you expect near perfection. I don't think I will ask for a new machine because I can't do without my Mac, is there an easy way to fix the screen problem, and if so, will it void my warranty?

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Feb 18, 2012

The back of my iMac gets so very hot at the top. It is almost too hot to keep my hand on for any length of time. Is this normal or do I have some problem ?

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Nov 23, 2006

I got a mac mini back in february, i think it has a 1 year warranty on it but the thing is i bought the keyboard seperately so im afraid i may need a new one if i cant fix this. Yesterday my right and down arrow keys stopped working. I checked under them and they look perfectly fine, they just dont respond.

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