I recieved new mbp with el capitan

when i type on my macbooks retina display i see multiple phantom cursors

when I type in any application, mostly those with a white background the cursor persists. if i move using the arrow keys, the text rerenders removing the extra cursors.

phantom text cursor

what is interesting about this issue, is that if I move the application to one of my dell monitors, i do not see the additional cursors but this laptop is fairly new and the display is otherwise fine so it is unclear whether this is software are hardware related.

  • I am not using any bluetooth devices.
  • I have also tried a PRAM reset.
  • An upgrade to latest el capitan did not correct the issue
  • sometimes linebreaks cause the cursors to appear, sometimes going back in the text with the arrow keys does as well
  • sometimes using the arrow keys causes the phantom cursors to intermittently disappear
  • the issue occurs on my macs retina display but not on a lower quality dell monitor

i have checked system preferences but nothing stands out

  • Does this occur both with the Dell monitor attached and detached? May 18, 2016 at 14:13
  • @agentroadkill yes May 18, 2016 at 14:15


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