7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 14, 2014 4:16 PM by Niku
Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

My problem is that my cursor no longer grips. I mean I find it very difficult to grab a window and move it; the cursor just slides off.  I also have the same trouble with the scroll bar. 

 

Incidentally, while reviewing this subject in my MOUNTAIN LION manual, I read that most people no longer use the  cursor in this way. Okay, I'm wiling to learn, so how do "with it" and "up-to-date" computer owners now move things around? By "things" I mean scroll bars, windows, etc.


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  • Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    I think I may have found the answer, although I will keep this open for  awhile in the hope that someone has  a better anwer.

     

    IT'S THE MOUSE! Yes, this morning I was able to use the cursor as intended. The difference today is that I pressed much harder on the mouse than I have ever done. My guess is that for some reason, normal pressure on the mouse no longer makes a firm electrical connection. Wirth greater pressure, It now works, and it's not a problem to press harder than usual, so unless and until the mouse completely gives out, I see no need to replace or repair it.

  • My Grin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    YOU have to hold down the button on your mouse.  The scroll bars are gone unless you do this. I think this is a terrible function. I can't imagine why Apple did this.

  • Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    Well, after reading your message, I tried that. It had no effect; however, as I've already said, just pressing harder on the body of the mouse does the trick.

  • My Grin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, not the button, the mouse itself. You are correct. Sometimes you still cannot find the scroll bar.

  • Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    You might try installing Smart Scroll. I didn't mention it before because it didn't work all the time, so I was still using  the scroll bar when Smart Scroll didn't work. However, I just discovered that I had needed to update the version that I had. Now that I have the latest version, it might be everything I need. There is also a possibility that Apple has introduced improvements in Mavericks that do the same thing as Smart Scoll. I don't know that to be true; it's just a possibility, because there are many Apple features that I have not yet discovered.

     

    I strongly suggest that you try Smart Scroll. Basically, you just place your cursor on the screen. When you move the cursor up or down, the screen moves the same way.

  • My Grin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks. Yes, Mavericks does this automatically!

  • Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    I don't know about Mavericks, but I just fixed the problem by buying a new Kensington mouse from Amazon for $8.99. The fact that I had managed by pressing extra hard on the mouse was a tipoff that my mouse wasn't making the proper proper electrical connection. Everything's fine now.