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  • ginoyann Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi. I just wanted to let apple know that I have the same problem during logout. If I happen
    to move the mouse during the logout mouse pointer will freeze. I bought my
    iMac with 10.5.2 and it did this from the begining. Even after installing 10.5.3 and 10.5.4
  • San Diego Chargers Level 1 (0 points)
    I seem to have a similar problem with the cursor freezing up with the MacBook (late 2007 model) but I don't know if it's a hardware issue or a operating software issue. When I play Call of Duty 2, the cursor tends to freeze but the keyboard is still functional. At first, I thought it was a software issue with the game but when I use a USB mouse, it works fine. And in VERY rare cases, the cursor sometimes freezes. I constantly have to reboot the trackpad. I never had this before for like 6-7 months since I bought the Macbook. I called Aspyr and they said it was the video card but the USB mouse worked fine. I also unchecked "the ignore trackpad input" or something like that. The hardware test passed so I'm confused. Can anyone help me here?!
  • San Diego Chargers Level 1 (0 points)
    Also I forgot to mention that I had Call of duty 2 for a while and I never had this problem. And when I said it rarely freezes, I meant I barely freezes in Leopard. Mostly freezes in cod2 but barely on Leopard.
  • slfusion Level 1 (5 points)
    Ron Apra wrote:
    My cursor freeze ups seemed to occur when scrolling in Firefox 2, since I installed firefox 3 several weeks ago the freeze problem has not occured again


    Yes, Mine freezes up with Firefox 2 too. Upgraded to Firefox 3 No problem anymore.
  • ginoyann Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi. My mouse doesn't freeze as much with update 10.5.5
    But if I move it very fast while it's logging out, it will freeze
    again. I guess I have to do it on purpose to make it freeze.
    I think it's acceptable, now.
  • ginoyann Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi. My problem with the mouse freezing up during logout is solved. I reduced the tracking speed of the mouse in system preferences. It was at maximum before. I guess this is why it was causing problems.
    I now put it a bit faster then half....and it doesn't freeze anymore !
  • crash89 Level 1 (110 points)
    Mine still freezes, too.. I can open Screen Sharing from another Mac on the network to reboot it, but it is quite annoying to do that all the time. What gives?
    It is only freezing on the login screen, not noticed any other time.
  • Melissa McCoy Level 1 (10 points)
    Cursor freeze is driving me insane! Ever since I upgraded to 10.5.5 on my PowerMac G5, I have had intermittent cursor freeze, and I never had it before. Usually it's during work in Apple Mail, Photoshop or Safari with multiple screens open, but it's happened in just about every program I use while I am working.

    Unplugging the mouse and plugging it back in starts the cursor up again. But I'd better run Disk Warrior and also fix permissions regularly, because the freeze seems to be associated with the creation a backlog of nasty errors (including the dreaded & threatening gray kernal error screen) if I let it go too long. I finally did an archive & reinstall of the system last week, which got rid of problems that kept building up on a daily basis despite Disk Warrior use, but the mouse freeze keeps happening.
  • ginoyann Level 1 (0 points)
    Nevermind for my previous post. My mouse still freezes once in a while when I move it during logout
  • Melissa McCoy Level 1 (10 points)
    I have already posted about my mouse freezing problems, but I have some positive news to add.

    When I was booted from my system disk and was about to repair permissions the other day, lo and behold, the mouse froze up! This led me to believe that maybe I had a "past mouse"! So I went down to the local office supply store and got a new mouse (note: it was not an Apple mouse, which is what I had), and so far, no hesitations and no freezing!

    Could it be this simple???? I don't know about you other folks with mouse/cursor problems, but this might be worth trying.
  • crash89 Level 1 (110 points)
    Mine has the same symptoms regardless of the mouse used. The workaround I use is to instruct users not to click logout but to press enter instead. No freezes since. Very weird.
  • Melissa McCoy Level 1 (10 points)
    I think my mouse/cursor problems may be a bit different than some of the other postings.

    I didn't have any trouble with logging out. My cursor would hesitate intermittently and finally freeze randomly regardless of what software I was using as I was working. I finally found that unplugging it and plugging it back in worked; however, my computer would develop more and more "problems" the longer I let this go on without running Disk Warrior or repairing permissions. It never occurred to me that I might have a "mechanical" problem. (It's sort of like making sure your computer is plugged in when it doesn't boot up -- sort of embarrassing to admit, actually.)

    The mouse I replaced was the original basic Apple mouse that came with my system. It's probably about 5 years old. It gets one heck of a workout everyday, too.

  • ginoyann Level 1 (0 points)
    I found out what to do for the mouse cursor not to freeze at logout. Go in universal access in your system preferences and click on the mouse tab. And then put initial delay and maximum speed at the lowest. That fixed the problem for me.
  • Eric Dalzell Level 2 (250 points)
    Another option, as recommended by Apple to a friend with a brand new iMac Intel 24" 10.5.5 etc etc which had a freezing mouse was to unplug everything attached including power cable. Then-
    Insert power cable
    Plug in keyboard USB

    This worked though he later suspected that a USB hub was involved, switched it's connection to the empty slot on his keyboard and has been ok ever since.
    Personally, I have recently upgraded from 10.4.11 with the Leopard CD to 10.5.4, and downloaded and installed 10.5.5 and so far, have not had any problem, though I have a Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard.

    Maybe 10.5.6 will lay this to bed, but in the meantime, try "ginoyann's advice and the above.

  • auntieem Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine freezes on the screen saver if the computer has been idle for a day. I have no alternative but to turn the computer off and reboot.