A cursor is a graphic that shows where the current action will take place in a GUI. It can be moved by a mouse or other pointing device.

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El Capitan: (Text) Cursor moves during my typing

Have you noticesor is all of the sudden in a different place that strange thing when you type cur...? It's super annoying when writing longer text. Or even if not (wtf Apple?). I found some solutions ...
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How do I change the mouse's i-beam cursor in Xcode 7.3

There was a similar question to this on Stack Overflow regarding Xcode 5, however, the solution no longer works. I would like to change my IBeam cursor in Xcode to use this cursor instead. Question ...
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Is there a configuration for El Cap 'Find Your Cursor' to work for vertical shakes?

As one of the El Cap features, Apple touts: Find your cursor Rapidly shake your finger on the surface of your trackpad to increase the size of the pointer so it’s easy to spot. You can also ...
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Cursed black box following cursor, on multiple Macs

This is a bit of an odd one for me, I'm hoping someone here might have some advice. We have a couple mac users in the office, and a few of them have been reporting this box has been appearing ...
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Safari Mouse Cursor doesn't change back to pointer

I have an issue with Safari on El Capitan where the cursor doesn't change from the Link Select (finger) cursor or the Text Select cursor back to Arrow pointer cursor when i leave the DOM area. It's ...
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Why is it that after moving my cursor around really fast for half a second, my cursor becomes huge?

If I move my cursor around really fast, half a second after I start moving it the cursor becomes huge. Why does it do that? Can I disable it somewhere in settings? Note: I noticed it works with a few ...
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MacBook cursor messes up, pointing down?

My daughter and I touched the track pad at the same time, she may have also touched a key on the keyboard. Now, the screen is off kilter to e right and the cursory arrow is pointing down (I've never ...
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Drag and drop El Capitan Safari bookmark to delete it,but cursor consistent shows close button

This problem random happened.I don't touch any settings it happened when I first installed El Capitan.
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My cursor jumps to the wrong position when I am over selectable text on a rotated second display

The problem can be seen in this video: video of issue To describe in words, when my pointer is moving over a block of text that is selectable and the arrow is turning into a cursor, the cursor will ...
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arrow keys in nano text editor on iPhone

I am using the nano text editor on iPhone, the one included in the terminal app downloaded with Cydia. I have difficulty in editing my files, because I cannot properly move the cursor. I can only move ...
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Using a wireless mouse with an iPad

I need to use my iPad mini as a computer for a while. I am planning to use an Apple TV to AirPlay mirror my iPad's display to an existing HD monitor through HDMI, but I need a good input method. I am ...
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Cursorcerer, change delay from terminal

I use Cursorcerer to hide my pointer, and find that I cannot turn it off completely unless I set the delay to 0 sec; otherwise it pops up when I change app &c. On the other hand, if I need it, I ...
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Disabled 'Shake mouse pointer to locate' setting in El Capitan but still get big cursor

I have been able to disable the shake cursor to enlarge setting by going to Settings > Accessibility > Display > Shake mouse pointer to locate and disabling the option. The only issue is when ...
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How to prevent QuickTime from showing cursor when playing subtitles?

I use QuickTime quite a lot for playing mp4 videos with embeed .str subtitles. The only really annoying issue is that the cursor shows up back randomly when a subtitle appears on screen. Some facts ...
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How do I move the cursor past the end of the line in Insert mode when using vi-style line editing on bash?

In all that follows, the ^ indicates the position of the cursor. I'm using bash on Terminal on OS X Yosemite and I'd like to use vi-style line editing: prompt$ set -o vi ^ By ...
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How to stop cursor blinking in Pages

I am using Pages '09 on Mac OSX 10.6 (SnowLeopard) and would like to stop cursor blinking. For TextEdit, this was possible by setting defaults write -g NSTextInsertionPointBlinkPeriod 100000 from ...
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Is there a shortcut / an app to center the mouse on the current window?

I'm currently using 2 screens for work and I CMD-Tab a lot. But I always have to move the mouse to the other screen. Is there a shortcut / an app to center the mouse on the current window?
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Can I get rid of the Mickey Mouse glove?

The cursor changes to a mickey mouse glove when hovering over links. I'm coming from the Linux world and there doesn't seem to be an option in the settings that can change it, it is driving me insane. ...
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iMac only works in safe mode and cursor showing weird black lines (pic attached)

Have a Mid 2010 model computer IMac 21.5 that is acting up. Won't work in normal start up, will start in safe mode, but cursor shows strange black lines (see attached photo). These lines follow the ...
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How do I get multiple cursors throughout OSX?

I enjoy using the Sublime Text 3 editor—especially the multiple cursors feature. I constantly find myself in need of the multiple cursor functionality in other OS X apps like Finder or Outlook. Does ...
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Text cursor freezing, jumping

Sometimes the text cursor stops flashing, and when I type nothing shows up. Then I click the mouse, and suddenly everything I just typed appears, and the cursor's frozen at a new location. When I ...
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My cursor is wrong in certain apps (Safari, Chrome, Mail)

I have this weird issue, where my cursor isn't changing to a pointer (or any other cursors) when I'm browsing the web or in Mail. MBPr mid 2012, OS X Yosemite, Safari 8 Anyone knows how to fix ...
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Is there an OSX shortcut to highlight the cursor position?

I have recently moved from Windows to OSX. I work with multiple screens, so was used to losing the cursor on occasion. There was a setting in Windows to highlight the cursor location by pressing ...
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Cursor jumps around on Macbook Pro mid-2010, without trackpad installed

to solve my erratic cursor on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro, I brought my computer to the local apple store and had the trackpad completely uninstalled. Does anybody know what it means for the trackpad to ...
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Always show text cursor while moving it in Word

The text cursor, or caret, is normally in the visible form in applications at the start of its display cycle. It then goes to the flashing sequence once you stop moving it with arrow keys or typing. ...
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Weird OS X Terminal Bug: Cursor won't go back to end of line after backtracking

I have an interesting problem: when I type something in the terminal as follows: ~ me$ hello<cursor> and backtrack: ~ me$ he<cursor>llo and then try to return to the end to continue ...
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Help with Mouse-Over “Help Balloons” on OS X

General Problem: I use a large mouse pointer, which covers up mouse-over Help Balloons (AKA Tool Tips) Although normally ignorable, there are times when that text is important. Moving the mouse out ...
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Nervous Cursor on 2013 MacBook Pro 15" Retina

While I try to get some writing done on my MacBook Pro 15" Retina (first under Mountain Lion and now Mavericks) the cursor will often jump randomly away from where I'm typing to another location in ...
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I-beam cursor color in Mavericks's terminal

After upgrading to Mavericks the I-beam cursor in the terminal became less visible (see screenshot, I am using the Pro profile with a dark background) Is there a way to change the cursor's color or ...
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Blink / fade out to where the text-cursor is - Effect?

I just installed an application (MousePosé)(which many of you will love) to show me where my mousecursor is, after pressing a shortcut, However: very often when I'm programming, especially after ...
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Time Machine Backup over WiFi Causes Erratic Magic Trackpad Behavior

My Setup I have a mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro running OSX 10.4.8. TimeMachine is configured to run hourly backups over WiFi to a TimeCapsule. I also have a Magic Trackpad linked to my computer via ...
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Add circle animation to cursor when clicked

I want to know does any solution exist to add a circle around the cursor when I click on the screen?
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Alternative Large Cursors

I need to use large cursors when using OSX. However the standard Apple ones I can choose in System Preferences all make the cursor expand to the right and down. These then hide the beginning of any ...
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Cursor does not go begining of the line

Hello I am trying to go begining of the line. neither left arrow key or ctrl + a lets me do it. everytime it keeps couple letters on the right. however its a visual bug my cursor is actually in the ...
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Remapping “Command + Arrow Key” to jump through the words of CamelCase expressions?

I often go through sentences word-by-word, using Command+Arrow Keys. However, when there is a word in camel case (e.g. "AppleForumsQuestion.txt", in filenames or so), that won't work - Command+Arrow ...
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Cursor stuttering: “IOHIDSystem cursor update overdue. Resending.”

My 2011 iMac running Lion recently developed a new problem; the mouse cursor stutters. At random intervals when I move the mouse it lags, then jumps, like it missed a couple of frames. Ordinarily I'd ...
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Cursor Disappearing

Sometimes when I open up a video in iTunes the cursor image disappears. To bring it back, I've to either double-click or switch to mission control for a quick sec. and come back. This problem is ...