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Questions tagged [cursor]

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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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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Cursor freezes for a split second around every 10 seconds

My cursor on my Mac (running the latest version of El Capitan) has been freezing for a split second around every 10 seconds – it then reappears in the place it should've been if it hadn't disappeared. ...
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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 this?...
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Alternative Large Cursors and show tooltips

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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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 Ctrl....
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How to diagnose insertion point/trackpad jitters?

When I’m typing in any application (e.g. Chrome, Safari, MS Word, Evernote), the insertion point often jumps around unexpectedly. I have this problem with the builtin trackpad and my magic trackpad at ...
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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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Any other way to move cursor to the end of line, instead of <Cmd>+<right-arrow>

Cmd + → is not finger-friendly for me. So I wonder any other way without the 4-arrow-key to do the same, any one will be appreciated. System: MacOS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6 Usage: move the ...
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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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AppleScript: How to open text file and move cursor to specific location (signaled by specific character)?

I have a .txt file saved on my computer. I want my Automator application to open the .txt file and then move the location of the cursor to the first blank line in the file. For example, I have a .txt ...
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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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Why cursor pointer size not getting small on Mac OS X sierra?

I'm using Logitech mouse with my Mac OS X sierra, the issue is when I'm changing the cursor pointer size, making it small, it's not appearing. Only big pointer can be seen not the small one. Can ...
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Cursor lag or sticky effect on links

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 ...
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How to increase cursor size programmatically?

How do I increase the cursor size programmatically? I know how to do it manually. Is there a script that can do it from the command line rather than an AppleScript that does it from the GUI. Why? I ...
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Delete the current line in Android Studio?

I want to select the entire line my cursor is on so I can delete it. By using CtrlE I can move my cursor to the end of the line. But CtrlShiftA doesn't work... What's the alternative(s)? Thanks.
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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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Cursor changes position in input line after I highlight some text to overwrite it

My problem is that when I highlight some text (doesn't matter where or in which application) in order to write over it the cursor, sometimes, suddenly changes position causing a lot of typos. Let's ...
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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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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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Can macOS display a key shortcut when the cursor hovers over a visible control?

Is there a way to set the cursor so that when you hover over something it displays the keyboard shortcut like I can do on my pc? For example: if I hover over the Bold button in Pages it should show me ...
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What's the difference, in Apple parlance, between a Cursor and a Mouse Pointer?

I tend to call it a "pointer", to distinguish it from the text cursor, and because it can be controlled without a mouse (e.g. trackpad). However, I would like to use the same kind of language Apple ...
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Choppy mouse in High Sierra

Just did a clean install. Oddly enough, when booting up, mouse responds immediately. But after a while it becomes choppy. I am still setting up the machine, so I have no heavy applications running. ...
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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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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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I want to control Multiple macbooks, mulitple cursors with 1 input mouse

Read this correctly: I want to have 5 macbooks sitting next to each other. Each running their own OSX. Each with their own cursor. Total number of cursors = 5 But i input only 1 mouse. When i move ...
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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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Is there a less ludicrous way to temporarily enlarge the mouse pointer than Apple's silly “Shake to find”?

I'm aware of Apple's "Shake to find" feature, which enlarges the pointer (too briefly, in my opinion, but Apple Knows Your Needs Better Than You Do™), and I occasionally use it (or accidentally ...
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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 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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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 CMD-...
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Fix invisible cursor?

Is there a fix for this bug that causes my cursor to randomly disappear? It happens every couple minutes and it's incredibly frustrating because I'm constantly trying to figure out where my cursor is. ...
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How to determine what keeps causing my mouse cursor to stick or slow down a lot?

Every once in a while, my mouse cursor will stop for a second, or move extremely slow, every half minute or so. I recently upgraded to High Sierra, but also noticed this occurring when running Sierra. ...
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Mouse disappears when plugging in a HDMI monitor and enabling mirroring

Only with HDMI monitor and enabled mirroring my mouse simply disappears. I have Mac OS X 10.10.5. I have to remove the HDMI cable or disable mirroring and then it appears again. Any ideas how to fix ...
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Showing two mouse cursors?

Whats up with this?: When I have a mouse cursor size that is bigger than the actual mouse, this shows up. Please help! It is really annoying and it makes my computer lag. It does not survive a ...
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Why do I have 2 cursors? OS X Yosemite

I have a MacBook Air 11 inch, connected to a Xerox monitor. For some reason I have 2 cursors, one lagging slightly behind the other. I tried unplugging the Xerox monitor, and that worked but when I ...
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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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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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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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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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My Macbook 2011 cursor moves and clicks but won't work

My MacBook cursor moves fine, clicks fine on the touchpad, but will not click on anything. I tried right-clicking and this works on some windows but not all. I tried powering off, doesn't work. I ...
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How to change the text-cursor shape and/or thickness (visibility)?

I'm using OpenOffice.org Writer. I want to make the text-cursor more visible. Is this maybe on OS X side, i.e. does the operating system manage this? If so, then how to change the text-cursor ...
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Scaled up screen for better cursor positioning

I have an iMac 5k and DELL U2412M. Despite different resolutions, these screens have almost the same height. What I want to do is shown here: Is there any way or maybe an app that can better ...
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High Siera- clicking mouse obscures Cursor tip hotspot with yellow

I have just updated to Mac High Siera. Now, on clicking the mouse, the cursor hotspot area is temporarily obscured by non-translucent yellow. How can I change/stop this?
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Text cursor (I-beam) in screen sharing is too large

I have an issue where the mouse cursor(I-beam) on my Mac (High Sierra) is extra large. The large size only appears when viewing this Mac via Screen Sharing - the client Mac I'm on shows the correct ...
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copy text inside terminal.app without mouse

I'm inside a terminal.app with about 20 lines of commands and it's output $ previous command previous command output $ git branch develop master * you/236-add-more-test $ previous ...
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How to change transparency of block terminal cursor?

I really like using block type cursors, but the one in the default terminal isn't transparent, so it obscures the character that is selected. Is there a way to make it transparent or maybe make it so ...
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Focus follows mouse (and autoraise) for Chrome windows

Is there a way to enable focus-follows-mouse behavior for Google Chrome windows? The desired behavior is that if there are two browser windows, occupying the left and right halves of the screen, then ...
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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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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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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?