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Magic Mouse Cursor Jumping to Corners after Lion update?

7735 Views 35 Replies Latest reply: Sep 29, 2013 4:57 PM by verônika RSS
  • sspross Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here after installing lion. Reported the issue too...

    It's freaking me out!

  • jasequick Calculating status...

    ditto, ditto and ditto. Annoying. Will report feedback.

  • Cyberman04 Calculating status...

    My magic trackpad pointer was jumping all over the screen when I moved it. I found a little relief from removing unused bluetooth devices from System Preferences>Bluetooth settings. So far a lot of the jumping has been little to none. I believe the Bluetooth for at least the Lion software has a bug, and I am hoping an update will be release soon.

  • jasequick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I wish that were the case with mine. The only other bluetooth device detected is my keyboard.

  • culterMac Calculating status...

    Me too!


    Glad I found this thread. Thought I was going mad.


    Feedback submitted.

  • 1 Open Loop Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)

    Bumping this back to the top.


    This issue is getting real old.


    It was dissappointing that it was not addressed in 10.7.1.


    I assume everyone else is still having this issue?

  • Cyberman04 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Oh...i resolved the problem by disabling the "tap to click" feature under settings. I also rebooted. No more problems on my new mac mini 2011.

  • 1 Open Loop Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)

    Tap to click feature?


    Where is that?


    In System Preferences under Mouse I only see:

    Scroll Direction

    Secondary Click

    Smart Zoom (which is a double tap)

  • Jorge Garza Calculating status...

    Apperently it's not an "issue" but a "feature".  I have not verified this with Apple but the feature is this:  If you move your mouse suddenly in a direction, the mouse will "jump" to that direction. It supposed to help with the ever larger monitors.  So if your cursor is all the way on the right and you want the cursor on the left, if you quickly move it, it will jump across the screen to the left. It's an attempt to help you not have to drag the cursor all they way to the left.  It does not always work when I do it but I can make it jump consistently in different directions (it takes practice).  Since we all have different way of moving the mouse it means that we tend to jerk the mouse in certain directions resulting in a jumpy mouse. 

    I have not figured out how to turn this “feature” off but if you move the mouse slowly and be aware not to jerk it, it won’t jump. 

  • nalley Calculating status...

    I have a 2011 MacBook Pro (bought it in August).  I have it hooked up to a 21-inch monitor and a wired Mac extended keyboard.  I have a wireless Magic Trackpad, a wireless Magic Mouse, an old wireless Mac Mouse, and an old WIRED Mac Mouse.  (Note that I haven't been using them all at the same time, I turn each off if they are not in use).


    My pointer jumps around when I use each one.  Given that the same jumpiness is occurring when I used my wired mouse, this would indicate that it is not a Bluetooth issue as some of you have mentioned...although my old wireless Mac Mouse is by far the worst performing of the four.


    I already submitted my feedback in August.  What a joke!

  • 1 Open Loop Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)

    If it's a feature, then it needs a name.


    UnMagical Mouse?


    Mighty PainInTheNeck Mouse?


    HotCornersWhenYouLeastExpectIt Mouse?


    iJumpTooFarTooOften Mouse?


    I just realized I should be tradmarking these ideas. You have to admit, they do describe the feature very well.


    I'm not sure why anyone would want this feature. I have two LED displays, so I have a lot of display area to recover from. Acceleration is one thing, but this jump sends me all the way across both screens, right to the edge. Usually to the corners.


    My work around ... I have found I save a lot of time wondering where my mouse is by right clicking every time I touch it. Don't move it. Right click it. That usually gives you a good visual and usually doesn't do any harm.

  • Spartakos Calculating status...

    "Tap To Click" is a trackpad feature !! I just disable it and waiting to se the results !!!

  • woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)

    All this while I thought it was just me.  The jumping happens

    relatively random and as a "feature" I cannot deliberately make

    it happen.  It just happens when I least expect it

    (Paragraph 48, Section 32, Subsection21 of Murphy's Law).

  • 1 Open Loop Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)

    Please post your feedback to Apple, so that they will eventually address it.



    If it's a feature, it's not designed well.


    For one, like you, I can't get it to happen when I want it ot.


    For two, I don't want it to.


    So, I hope it's not a feature.


    Either way, please post your comments/suggestions to Apple.

  • HeyAng Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    MacBook, early 2008, running Lion 10.7.


    Since upgrading to Lion 3 weeks ago my cursor has been randomly jumping and moving. I can place the cursor in a typing area and it will randomly jump to something else. It doesn't matter what application I am in, but happens primarily on the internet. It will randomly open other links..etc. I can see this has been an ongoing issue by reviewing the Apple communities. The only thing I haven't done is reverted to Snow Leopard which I am about to do. Actually, while typing this, it randomly highlighted and deleted the whole paragraph!! Lucky I have edit undo!


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