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  • groovyd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have set my cursor size to 'normal' a few weeks ago and since then it has never dissappeared on me.  It used to happen atleast once an hour.

  • Al Naclerio1 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I'm simply adding my name to the long and winding list. I've lost the cursor several times today and I have always selected the "normal" cursor. And, as in previous posts, this has only occurred post-Mountain Lion installation.

  • Robert Hancock3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Could the presence of Acrobat on the hard disk be a common factor?

    I have this disappearing mouse problem on two computers where Acrobat is on the HD but not another where there are no adobe applications installed.

  • DJ.Rumpy Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    No. We see the issue across a wide range of apps as well as on new installs without Adobe.


    It seems specific to apps that modify the cursor when inside or hovering over an object that modifies the cursor. Leaving the cursor at normal size seems to reduce the occurrence but doesn't stop it in all cases.

  • Robert Hancock3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I reported it as a bug in ML weeks ago and Apple asked for more details but heard nothing back since then.

    I now know three people in my small circle of Mac-using friends suffering from it.

  • Robert Hancock3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here is another data point. Last week I set up a brand-new machine with a clean install of Mountain Lion and used it for 24 hours with no mouse cursor problems. I delivered it to a customer who took it home and set it up with a Microsoft keyboard and mouse. He also installed a few other programs (including Acrobat) on it and used migration assistant to pull across some applications from another Lion disk. Now he has started seeing the disappearing mouse cursor.

  • byronywlee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having he same trouble with the cursor disappearing in Photoshop after upgrading to Mountain lion.

    Any fix fo this yet?

  • Tom Gore Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm a production newspaper designer and am also seeing (or more accurately not seeing) the vanishing curser problem.  With production deadlines looming it is a very serious issue that wastes a lot of time and has only occured since the last OS upgrade to Mountain Lion  (10.8.2).


    As others have suggested, the fast fix is clicking on Mission Control and then returning to the task at hand but the curser vanishes again within minutes.  I can't believe that Apple is not providing an immediate solution to this, ginen the number of creative professionals that depend on Apple computers for their living.

  • Evgeny001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I too the designer and the photographer and it became very difficult to work! I thought that for was about problems from that year as passed with Windows to MAC OS, but also there was a big problem which don't eliminate. Very disappointingly.

  • BurgessAK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Retoucher for a living, this is pretty poor.


    The only work around I have found is to tab between applications - very annoying if you are constantly having to do this when the cursor disappears.


    Not good enough apple and not good enough intuos.


    Mountain Lion OS

  • Tompert Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Same here. Haven't found a fix yet either, but figured out you can just click on the menu bar ont top and it comes back. faster than switching to the Finder and back to Photoshop. Hope this works for you too.

  • Charles LaRussa Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    Same. This is completely unacceptable. Why does Apple no longer care about the professional user? I've been using Macs since 1992. This and the "big brother" direction Apple is heading have me questioning why I continue with Apple. Microsoft / Windows is still much worse, but Apple, you're catching up. On top of this - no viable desktop machine release for 4 years? I'm not even gonna get started on the inability to downgrading to iOS5 and Apple's sorry excuse for maps. That's for another thread.


    I have also been having this problem since December with a MacBook Pro. I have posted in another similar thread, and I have called Apple numerous times only to have support tell me it's 3rd party software that is causing it. Well, guess what? The system is still where the issue lies. If it is involving the Wacom tablet, Apple and Wacom really need to get their s@#$ together and figure out a solution. There are many users who use Macs for their graphics capabilities, and I'm sure many use Wacom tablets. Trackpads don't work for everything--though I know Apple would lead you to believe they do. I never had this problem in the almost 10 years I've been using OS X before Lion and see no reason why it can't be fixed. Apple, stop focusing on your toys and cater to the professional user a little. We can take care of most everything ourselves, but we can't (legally) edit your software.


    I also find that the command tab solution is the quickest. Though, it is still not acceptable to have to do this repeatedly. When I have screen sharing as the last app, I accidentally command tab into that system and end up cycling through the apps that are open there, sometimes...even more frustrating. This has impeded my workflow considerably and is extremely annoying.


    I suggest everybody leaves apple feedback on this:

  • Tompert Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    "Apple's sorry excuse for maps" Come on now! You try to draw the whole world in vector and see what your excuse sounds like ;-D  Too bad so many people have such a sense of entitlement from a free app without stopping for even a second to consider the scope of such an app. Also flaming and raving like a spoiled child will only reinforce the notion that consumers LOVE Apple and Pros do nothing but ***** at Apple. That said, Apple can you please fix the disappearing mouse cursor with your next ML software update? Thanks!

  • Charles LaRussa Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    I use mass transit around and in NYC almost every day, so the routing feature is indispensible. My issue is more that I cannot go back to 5.1.1 because Apple doesn't allow it. I don't care about fancy vector buildings - I used google maps for its routing funcionality, and Apple maps doesn't offer this. I'm less interested in playing with vector flyovers than getting where I need to go as fast as possible, and google web app is not the same as the app.


    Let's keep this thread focused on the mouse issue.

  • Michael Paine Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)

    I have found that three-finger swiping to another screen and then back is the fastest way to recover the mouse. Very irritating bug



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