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817 Views 17 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2006 4:17 PM by zbud
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2005 10:32 AM (in response to R Collins)Hello,
I have the exact same problem with my mouse cursor / pointer. When the cursor changes from pointer to hand (via mouseovers) in Safari and Firefox, the cursor goes static-y for small amount of time. I've tried everything and I was hoping 10.4.1 and 10.4.2 would of addressed the aforementioned..
- installing and using Firefox
- switching USB ports
- using different mouses Logitech MX510 ~> MS Intellimouse 3.0
- uninstalling the Logitech MX510 software
- changing the cursor size system preferences ~> Universal Access ~> Mouse ~> Cursor Size.. its impossible not to notice the static, shimmering distorted pixel trail with the larger mouse cursor
Is my logic board failing or is this a Tiger os 10.4.x bug? I undersatnd that my iMac doesn't support Core Image... and I didn't have this cursor glitch with the Panther 10.3.x os. Anybody else having this problem?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2005 8:44 PM (in response to Matthew102)Oh good, so I'm not the only one experiencing this problem. I also just upgraded from 10.4.1 to 10.4.2 and the cursor flickering persists. I was renaming some files on my desktop just a few minutes ago and the darn thing was going crazy. It's a very irritating little bug.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2005 9:49 AM (in response to R Collins)Same here, 10.4.2 didn't resolve the problem for me either,, it appears that you, me, "HOM" and "lordoftheoats" are afflicted with this bug..
"HOM" in the middle of page 1 and "lordoftheoats" in the middle of page 2
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2005 2:24 AM (in response to R Collins)My computer is doing it, too.
I've discovered that it only affects my Dell 20" widescreen LCD which is plugged into the DVI port. It does not affect my smaller 15" LCD plugged into the ADC port (with an ADC-to-VGA adapter).
In other words, it only affects the digital monitor, not the analog one.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2005 9:18 AM (in response to R Collins)I was wondering, did you upgrade to 10.4 or did you do a clean install?
I did upgrade and have the same problem with the cursor.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2005 11:22 AM (in response to Anja G.)I did a clean install onto a brand new hard drive.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2005 6:56 PM (in response to Anja G.)I did a clean install - in fact, I went as far as to zero out all the data on my hard drive; I backed up everything first, of course. I hope they find a solution to this problem, it's quite annoying when you're trying to use Photoshop and your cursor is threatening to give you a seizure.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2005 10:21 PM (in response to R Collins)Does anyone have support on their Mac and can call Apple on this issue?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2005 9:08 AM (in response to Barry Brown3)Hey, that's a good idea! I hadn't thought to do that. I'm not sure if my support has run out yet; I'll have to check...
Yep, I got it to and its been annoying the heck out of me. Definitely system wide and appears in every app so far I think. My process, re formatted my drive, installed 10.3.9, cloned my back up back to the new drive, and did an archive and install with 10.4.2. Did this all a few weeks ago when my iMac came back from Applecare to get the superdrive replaced. I thought it was my logitech drivers or microsoft drivers, but nope. My ibook 1.2 does not have this behavior. Anyone find anything out?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2005 8:44 PM (in response to R Collins)So I am not alone with this "pointer glitch". This happens to me but not only with Safari and Firefox but with Mac Help and many softwares including Photoshop, iCal, etc. Everywhere my cursor is changing. I got an LCD screen ViewSonic VP171s connected in DVI so I thought I should connect it via Analog to fix the problem but it was hopeless. Next, I had replaced my old GeForce 2 to a newer GeForce 4MX so I thought it could be the new video card but by reinstalling the old card, nothing changed. Next, I have plugged a CRT screen to replace my LCD display and it was useless. Finally, I have formatted and reinstalled Tiger and that pointer glitch is still there.
Please, let me know if someone find a solution. It seems that Tiger is buggy.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2005 11:16 AM (in response to R Collins)same with me! iMac G5 20" Revision A and systemwide. It is really annoying and i fear that tis may be a hardware problem?iMac G5 20" Revision A, Mac OS X (10.4.3)