OS X :: Snow Leopard Mouse Cursor Image Not Changing?

Nov 28, 2009

So I recently got a new iMac that has Snow Leopard and I noticed that this is about the second time that my mouse cursor has gotten stuck... not stuck in location, but the image of the cursor.

I'll move over a textbox and then it changes to the I bar cursor, but then I move away and it stays that... I move over a link and it turns into the finger icon, then I move away and it's still a finger.

Still in the beginnings of diagnosing, but I do have two user accounts logged in. The other account only has a Safari window open though, nothing exciting.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Taking A Screenshot To Show The Mouse Cursor?

May 26, 2012

I often take screenshots to explain things on the FCP X forum etc. 

In FCP X, like most video editing apps, the cursor can change its appearance dramatically according to what tool you are currently using. Unfortunately taking a screenshot does not display the cursor or its appearance at that moment. 

I have a workaround involving making a video of the screen and cursor using Screenflow but this is ridiculously complicated. Is there a simple way of recording the cursor's icon on a screenshot?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), FCE 4 + FCS 3 . . . Little Knowledge, Many Opinions.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Mouse Cursor Displays The Wrong Icon?

Jun 19, 2012

My cursor still changes based on the context, like hovering over a link or in a text field, but displays the wrong icon.  After focusing a text field, the cursor is a reggular arrow in the text editor and turns to the text staff outside of it when it should be an arrow. I just did a fresh install of 10.6.8 on a crucial m4 - ct256m4ssd  

I FOUND THAT RESIZING THE MOUSE CURSOR IN THE UNIVERSAL ACCESSS PREFERENCES temporarily restores the cursor to a size-adjusted mouse, until I do something like click in a text field.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Mac Mini :: Won't Boot From Snow Leopard CD / Blank Screen With A Mouse Cursor

Nov 18, 2009

I did some reading online, and know that the flashing question mark basically means that there's either a problem with the OS installation or the hard drive itself. I borrowed a friend's Snow Leopard installation CD (mine didn't come with the CD) to try to boot from it, but it refuses to boot from the CD.

The only keyboard bootup control that does anything so far as I can tell is the alt key (using a windows keyboard), which results a long delay while booting, followed by a blank screen with a mouse cursor. Everything else just ends up with the flashing question mark. If I try to hold C to boot from the CD, it sits there for 3-4 minutes with the occassional CD whirring sound, then ejects the CD and goes to the flashing question mark.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Can Change Cursor Look An Mac

Mar 4, 2012

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Cursor Jumps All Over Screen?

Jun 12, 2012

Cursor is driving me crazy jumping all over screen, to middle of sentences, deleting words and sometimes deleting entire sentences when I hit enter.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Mouse Not Working After Wake / Mouse Cursor Is Beachball And Not Spinning

Jun 6, 2008

When I wake from sleep, my mouse cursor is a beachball that is NOT spinning. I can use my mouse like normal, move it, and click on things, but its still a beachball. I beleive it stays like this until the mouse is actually supposed to be a beachball (when I open a few programs at the same time and the computer starts "thinking"), then it starts spinning and after that it goes back to the normal black arror cursor.

Might be a problem from the 10.5.3 update? anyone else experience this?

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OS X :: Cursor Jump To Another Location While Typing In Snow Leopard

Oct 8, 2009

I am running Snow Leopard on a new MacBook Pro. I have noticed that often when I am typing, the cursor will jump to another location. So, I might be typing on a line and then suddenly, the cursor will jump to a line, usually above the line that I had been typing on.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Why Does Cursor Freeze In OX 10.6.8 Until Relaunch Finder

Feb 5, 2012

While online in either Safari or Firefox my cursor as I am navigating a page will suddendly freeze on screen. I them am forced to relaunch finder, then unplug my mouse from the keyboard and once again, relaunch the finder.Then the cursor will move again. Any solutions to this problem guys? This is really driving me nuts. It happens about 5 times an hour!

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Disable Cursor Hover Feature?

Jun 13, 2012

Was wondering if there is some way to disable the auto-open cursor hover feature? (Not sure what else to call it). It's driving me nuts.It's most disfunctional with Safari--for example when I'm trying to find a specific webpage in the Histor-- if I don't keep moving the cursor constantly, whatever URL the cursor happens to be over will just open and load.Then I have to start over again. This seems to happen sometimes on the desktop as well.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Changing Settings?

Nov 2, 2009

I just installed Snow Leopard, and immediately I noticed that everything was darker. I had to adjust the gamma to get it to look normal, but things seem a little too bright now. Also in Adium, it messed up my fonts. My text is so small while my received messages are normal size, and I can't seem to get my sent message text to be the same size as my received message text. There are other small things too, but it's annoying and I'd like my old configs back, is there any way or do I just need to put up with it?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard 10.6.2 - Changing IP Address?

Jan 1, 2010

How do I change my ip address on Mac OS X Snow Leopard? I have read places that you can apparently type something in the terminal and it changes it? How do I do this and would it be changed forever or revert when I restart my laptop?

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OS X :: Dock Not Working/cursor Is Not Changing?

Nov 20, 2008

So, I first started noticing this problem a couple of days ago.

1. My dock doesn't work right. I have it set to auto hide/show. It worked fine up until now. Now for it to show, I have to click where it normally would appear, then I have to click in another window to hide it.

2. My cursor in Firefox, and other applications, doesn't change when hovering over links. It gets damn irritating now, as I'm used to links changing the cursor.

Any ideas what may be causing these problems? I'm running 10.5.5 with all latest software patches on an early '08 Macbook.

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OS X :: Changing Home Folder Name In Snow Leopard?

Sep 1, 2009

I have no idea how I ended up with the name I did in my Home Folder. It is driving me batty. How can I change it?

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OS X :: Changing Snow Leopard Dock Skin?

Sep 2, 2009

I accidentally used an old Leopard Dock application to attempt to change my Dock skin, and it screwed everything up. I borrowed another Mac and copied the Dock app from Core Services and replaced mine, but there's a white line across the bottom of the dock still. [URL]. I know I shouldn't have been messing with it in the first place, I knew things had changed between Leopard and Snow Leopard, but I did anyway, and now I don't know what to do.

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OS X :: Changing Default Icons - Leopard Vs Snow?

Oct 25, 2009

I am currently running 10.5.8, and I have changed my default icons. I love this feature, and this web page will show you how to do it. [URL:...] I am about to upgrade to Snow Leopard soon, and I am wondering if anyone else knows if it will still work? I quite like my 'glass icons' as my defaults.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Changing The Dock Icons?

Apr 13, 2012

how to change my dock icons? I tried several steps but my computer is prompting that it can't... I tried the copy paste procedure in the get info section but still it doesn't change my dock icons...

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Printer Has Been Changing Some Letters?

May 17, 2012

Text looks correct on the screen, but a few letters get replaced in the printed copy with the preceding letter, so M sometimes prints as N, or e prints as d! Some M's and e's print correctly, same font, same page.  I've rebooted, deleted preferences, restored fonts from Time Machine backup, no change.  I've restarted the printer.  But if I print to a pdf file, the pdf is correct, and Preview prints the pdf correctly. 

MacOS X 10.6, HP 1320 printer, QuarkXpress

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Cursor Not Changing To Hand On Links

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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OS X :: No Image Capture Preferences In Snow Leopard?

Sep 3, 2009

In Snow Leopard there is no longer a Preferences item on the Image Capture menu. I was looking for the option When a camera is connected, open:. I eventually found it in iPhoto preferences. Is this correct, or is my install (u/g from Leopard) broken? Also, what other Image Capture prefs were there, and where are they now?

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Hardware :: Changing Mouse Buttons On Microsoft Mouse?

Jul 13, 2009

I have a Microsoft Intelli Mouse( Link ) and it has 4 buttons. How do I change what the side buttons do? Under System Pred > Keyboard and mouse, the only options are to which side is Primary, and Zoom scrolling. All I want to do is set it so the left and right side buttons go forward and back in explorer, instead of scrolling

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OS X :: Changing Snow Leopard File Sizes From Base 10?

Sep 12, 2009

You've probably heard that SL is measuring 1GB as 1000MB, instead of the proper 1024MB.

Is there any way to change this back?

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OS X :: Changing Application Folder Icon In Snow Leopard

Sep 13, 2009

I installed SL on my iMac last week and changed the icon for the applications folder on my dock - no problem. Did the same for my Macbook last night and now the applications folder on both docks keeps disappearing. I use Mobile Me to sync the docks. I've dragged the folder from Finder into the dock and it stays briefly and then disappears.

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Changing Subnet Mask From To

Apr 10, 2012

I currently have an address range from to (subnet mask I need more IP addresses.  

If I change the subnet mask to, and increase the DHCP pool from to this work. 

I have a couple of statically assigned printers, so I am guessing they will need their subnet mask changing as well.

Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Changing DNS Settings And OD Accounts?

Apr 24, 2012

We were having problems with our server, and found that it was because of DNS settings. We now have a FQDN, but nobody can log on. How do I import the users and groups to the new domain?

Xserve, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Changing Or Resetting An Account Password?

May 20, 2012

I have a new macbook pro that did not have a disk, OS X lion 7.3.4 was pre installed  so how can i change the administrators name and password, it did not migrate properly from my hard drive.., now there is some mysterious administrator name and or password??

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Changing Or Resetting Forgot Password

May 22, 2012

I have forgotten my password and need to reset.

MacBook Pro

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Image Capture Save Location?

Sep 8, 2009

Image Capture in Snow Leopard defaults to saving to the Pictures folder, but I want to change it to the Desktop instead. If I simply change it in the app, close it, and open it again, it reverts back to the Pictures folder.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Attach An Image To Mail Signature?

Mar 28, 2012

How can I attach an image to my mail signature?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Mail 4.5

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Downloaded The Inkscape Seems To Be A Mirror Image?

Jun 14, 2012

I downloaded the Inkscape, and it seems to be a mirror image, so I think it is not installing but it also does not work. I think it has to do with my mac being an older version (mac a1181 2.4/2x 1G/ 160) with mac osX 10.6 but version of iinkscape is the latest I think (0.48.2-1-snowleopard.dmg)

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6), inkscape mirror on osx 10.6

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