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 this?
I found a article how to fix that on Apple Support Communities by Linc Davis.
This procedure is a test, not a solution. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.
The purpose of this step is to determine whether the problem is localized to your user account.
Enable guest logins* and log in as Guest. Don't use the Safari-only “Guest User” login created by “Find My Mac.”
While logged in as Guest, you won’t have access to any of your personal files or settings. Applications will behave as if you were running them for the first time. Don’t be alarmed by this; it’s normal. If you need any passwords or other personal data in order to complete the test, memorize, print, or write them down before you begin.
Test while logged in as Guest. Same problem?
After testing, log out of the guest account and, in your own account, disable it if you wish. Any files you created in the guest account will be deleted automatically when you log out of it.
*Note: If you’ve activated “Find My Mac” or FileVault, then you can’t enable the Guest account. The “Guest User” login created by “Find My Mac” is not the same. Create a new account in which to test, and delete it, including its home folder, after testing.
The purpose of this step is to determine whether the problem is caused by third-party system modifications that load automatically at startup or login, or by a peripheral device.
Disconnect all wired peripherals except those needed for the test, and remove all aftermarket expansion cards. Boot in safe mode and log in to the account with the problem. Note: If FileVault is enabled, or if a firmware password is set, or if the boot volume is a software RAID, you can’t do this. Ask for further instructions.
Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, including Wi-Fi on certain iMacs. The next normal boot may also be somewhat slow.
The login screen appears even if you usually log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.
Test while in safe mode. Same problem?
After testing, reboot as usual (i.e., not in safe mode) and verify that you still have the problem. Post the results of steps 1 and 2.
If Photoshop CC runs, the mouse pointer can show you wrong pointer in several different apps (Chrome, Mail, etc.). Close Photoshop CC and the cursor should be OK.
I'VE FOUND THE PROBLEM!!!! WHOOORAHHHHH!
ADOBE it's you!
Flickering curser / curser not showing / jiggering around all over etc in all adobe products and your browser with ADOBE flash plugins!
A team of 22 people in my office all had similar issues and we resolved it simply by closing our currently open photoshop documents. Why this fixed it we have no clue. But it did fix the issues - all the cursor-related issues!
We're now on high alert for when exactly the issue starts to resurface to try to pin down exact causes.
Hey I know this is an old issue. But I just recently was faced with it as well. The cursor did not change into a hand when hovering over links, plus my cursor was flickering and jumping in all Adobe Apps! I'm using OSX El Capitan.
My issues were solved by installing SmoothMouse. I don't even use any features of the App but it did overwrite some settings and now everything is working fine!
Hope that helps anyone.