4996 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 4, 2010 3:29 PM by Brooks Bergreen
My Macbook also loses the cursor and it's functionality intermittently:
I'm running OS X 10.5.8 on a Macbook 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Late 2007 model).
I had never experience this problem until two days ago:
I had never experienced this until two days ago after installing and using
an external display USB adapter (USB-DVI-VGA adapter) with it's driver
software. Although I can't be certain whether or not the issue is
connected to the use of an external display, there are other users who
have had similar problems under the same circumstances.
When this happens I can still display the Force Quit Menu or toggle between
application pages, hence there is no "complete system freeze" involved.
I have been able to Force Quit applications when this happens and also
can use the up/down arrows navigating within an application. In some
cases after "resting" the cursor functionality will return. Re-booting
restores the cursor, but just re-launching Finder may or may not cure it.
If different machine hardware (Mac models) produce the same problem
under OS X 10.5.8 then I would suspect that this is a bug in the
operating system, after seeing that others have had similar problems.
Can anyone post similar instances?
i have the same issue on a bone stock 27 inch imac running latest snow leopard. using a bluetooth keyboard am magic mouse. Drives me nuts, have to logout which normally will fix the issue... Running growl, which is the only thing i can think of that would be messing with things..
Cannot reproduc regualrly but when i come back to my machine after a day or to, no mouse cursor. I can still use the mouse, just cant see the cursor.