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  • kitcatCAT Level 1 (0 points)
    i just get the problem for a few minutes after I wake my computer from sleep mode. The problem is soooooooo annoying but it goes away. I wouldn't want to complain to apple yet. I hope they can just do a firmware update.
  • ChrisAquino Level 1 (0 points)
    Maybe a random quesion...

    But do any of you own an iPhone or iPad, and if so is it near (under or on top of your trackpad) before your trackpad freezes?

    I have found that if I set my iphone or ipad over my trackpad for a few minutes and when I come back my cursor is frozen for a few minutes. It's like the signal messes with the trackpad??

    Just curious
  • Mr. Mellow Level 1 (5 points)
    Has anyone found a solution to this problem? Having no control over my trackpad for up to 10 seconds is not only an annoyance, but it is causing me problems when text chatting with clients, as the conversation is sometimes disrupted by this several times within a 10 minute period.

    I'll restate the problem: The trackpad does not respond intermittently, for as long as 10 seconds.
  • leesjoy Level 1 (0 points)
    my 13" mac book pro - OS X (10.6.4) is exhibits the same problem....trackpad freezes for a period of time sometime up to a minute or longer. i love this machine, having just moved over from pc. it's a small but annoying issue that i may try to resolve by purchasing a usb wireless mouse. however, if there is a solution i would appreciate an update. many thanks and good luck
  • treehorn Level 1 (0 points)
    same here. 17" brand new MBP. Cursor freezes for a few seconds. It happens a intermittently - many time per day. Looking forward to a solution.
  • dad0fsix Level 1 (0 points)

    problem exists on 13" macbook pro running 10.6.7, it occurs after waking from sleep (closed lid)... would love to see a fix for it.... or is this a hw/fw fix?

  • Misha Cohen Level 3 (735 points)

    Has anyone solved this anywhere? I haven't done a thorough search about it but google searches don't turn up much. Using mail, especially, and just after hitting send for a message particularly has the arrow cursor freezing for a few seconds (presumably while it's doing some process in the background). The computer is so fast in other areas it's odd that it would be slow in using mail. I think I also notice the problem using firefox. I'm on a 17" mac book pro from October 2011. The computer is brand new and it has been doing this from the beginning. It may be that it's because I have a very crowded mail application. I have a couple dozen mail folders and a few hundred messages in the inbox.


    I had read somewhere that re-indexing the harddrive can help. (To do this you open up preferences > spotlight and then add your HD icon to the "exclude" list, and then remove it. This forces it to re-index the hard drive.) This doesn't seem to have had any effect on my issue.


    As a matter of fact, I JUST had the issue now after that sentence. I coujdln't even see the cursor anymore, then it reappeared when I went off the page, and THEN froze for a few seconds. I had console open at the time. It didn't log anything. But by and large it's noticed with apple mail.

  • rmerisalu Level 1 (0 points)

    I've got a same problem, too. Haven't found any specific pattern but haven't really paid attention either. Will do and report back. Meanwhile it seems that there is no resolution for the problem.


    MBA 11", 1.6GHz i5, 4GB, 128GB, V 10.8.3

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