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I have a mid-2010 15" Macbook Pro with 10.8 installed, and I use a Wacom Bamboo tablet (one of the older ones, it's model MTE-450). I've noticed that whenever the tablet is plugged in, many hover states for the mouse no longer work for the trackpad and generic plug-in mice.

For example, normally if you hover over the three buttons at the top left of a window, they'll show a "x – o" pattern. However, if my tablet is plugged in, and I move the mouse over to hover, no hover occurs. This is the same with the dock icons, and with close-tab on Safari. Unplugging the tablet does nothing, and so far only a restart will fix this.

Any tips on how to start fixing?

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Have you installed the latest 10.8 compatible driver for the Bamboo?

You can find it here:

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I did try the latest driver, but I'll check again tonight for consistency's sake. – H4v0kh3l1 Jan 4 '13 at 19:13
5.32-2 RC did the trick (version after the one posted). Only several months after the fact, but it's all working now. – H4v0kh3l1 May 25 '13 at 18:41

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