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Jun 17, 2014

I have a samsung display and I can see the cursor, but nothing i drag and drop over there is showing up. if I drag a tab over, I can see the cursor but not the page, just blackness

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iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)

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Jun 4, 2014

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I opened Finder

I selected a folder to move it into the Favorite section (in order to access it quickly via the favorite bar)

I placed it between Desktop and Document.

While I move that folder, the folder icon appear close to the mouse cursor. This is normal

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. 

Nothing freeze, I can mouve the mouse but it do not react to a click. 

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When the icon is remove, the mouse is not working perfectly for a moment. 

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

My colleague work on iMac 10.9.4.

This problem happen while we want to create a favoris to a local folder or to a remote folder. 

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

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