After upgrading to macOS Sierra I've noticed that my mouse cursor tends to lag, grab or stick to links when traversing over a web page. The effect seems mostly pronounced in Safari but is exhibited in other browsers as well. Anyone experience anything like this and know how to change or disable the effect?

  • Same here (especially in Safari) with a trackpad after installing Security Update 2016-003 for El Capitan yesterday. Not only stickiness etc but also spontaneous zoomin' in/out - I turned off all 1-2-3 finger effects!
    – klanomath
    Commented Dec 15, 2016 at 0:21
  • @klanomath What exact Macs are you guys using?
    – kal-al
    Commented Dec 15, 2016 at 2:23
  • @kal-al MacBook Pro early 2011 (13")
    – klanomath
    Commented Dec 15, 2016 at 2:25
  • @klanomath I just installed the security updates on El Capitan in a late 2011 13" MBP (so similar but not exact Mac as you) and have not noticed that problem after a very brief test using Safari. Does it always happen or just sometimes?
    – kal-al
    Commented Dec 15, 2016 at 2:26
  • @kal-al After disabling all trackpad gestures it works normally.
    – klanomath
    Commented Dec 15, 2016 at 2:29

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This happened to me when my cursor size was above normal. Check System Preferences > Accessibility > Display.

  • WEEKS that I am wondering what is happening. Thank you so much!
    – keyle
    Commented Apr 1, 2022 at 23:40

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