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Problem with seeing cursor after sleep?

Message #1 - Posted 2005/02/13 - chancellor of the duchy of ...

I've noticed that when my PB (12") has been in sleep mode with no attachments, when I then attach a USB keyboard with (kensington) mouse, I can't see the cursor when the computer wakes, regardless of whether I use the mouse or trackpad. The cursor function is there- it's just that it is 'invisible.' The only fix I've found is to restart. This problem has only occurred since I upgraded from 10.3.5 to 10.3.8- I've not changed anything in my setup. Has anyone else had this problem?

David Horne- www.davidhorne.net
usenet (at) davidhorne (dot) co (dot) uk

Message #2 - Posted 2005/02/13 - Elliott Roper

Previously, chancellor of the duchy of besses o' th39; barn wrote:

I've noticed that when my PB (12") has been in sleep mode with no attachments, when I then attach a USB keyboard with (kensington) mouse, I can't see the cursor when the computer wakes, regardless of whether I use the mouse or trackpad. The cursor function is there- it's just that it is 'invisible.' The only fix I've found is to restart. This problem has only occurred since I upgraded from 10.3.5 to 10.3.8- I've not changed anything in my setup. Has anyone else had this problem?

Variations of this have been reported.
My variation is after accidental disconnection of the second monitor. Usually another one fixes it. First seen in 10.3.7.
see also
http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?14@823.EYV0a91wPmu.1@.68a66ad5

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Message #3 - Posted 2005/02/14 - chancellor of the duchy of ...

Elliott Roper wrote:

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Variations of this have been reported.
My variation is after accidental disconnection of the second monitor. Usually another one fixes it. First seen in 10.3.7.
see also
http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?14@823.EYV0a91wPmu.1@.68a66ad5

Glad I'm not the only one then! The workaround I've just found is straightforward enough. I 'move' the invisible cursor up to the menu bar, and along to the displays panel which I have there- select 'detect displays' and I can see the cursor after that.

David Horne- www.davidhorne.net
usenet (at) davidhorne (dot) co (dot) uk

Message #4 - Posted 2005/02/14 - Carl Price

Previously, this_address_is_for_chancellor of the duchy of besses o' th' barn wrote:

Elliott Roper wrote:

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Variations of this have been reported.
My variation is after accidental disconnection of the second monitor. Usually another one fixes it. First seen in 10.3.7.
see also
http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?14@823.EYV0a91wPmu.1@.68a66ad5

Glad I'm not the only one then! The workaround I've just found is straightforward enough. I 'move' the invisible cursor up to the menu bar, and along to the displays panel which I have there- select 'detect displays' and I can see the cursor after that.

I'll try your solution. It certainly beats my solution which was to open the PB to wake it up then plug in the external monitor. Only problem with my solution is that you have to leave it open with the displays mirrored. If you shut the screen, the cursor on the external monitor disappears again.

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Message #5 - Posted 2005/02/15 - Elliott Roper

Previously, Carl Price wrote:

Previously, this_address_is_for_chancellor of the duchy of besses o' th' barn wrote:

Elliott Roper wrote:

[]

Variations of this have been reported.
My variation is after accidental disconnection of the second monitor. Usually another one fixes it. First seen in 10.3.7.
see also
http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?14@823.EYV0a91wPmu.1@.68a66ad5

Glad I'm not the only one then! The workaround I've just found is straightforward enough. I 'move' the invisible cursor up to the menu bar, and along to the displays panel which I have there- select 'detect displays' and I can see the cursor after that.

Ooh! That is sly! I guess you could do the same using all the keyboard nav tricks to the system pref. (rummage) Yep!

I'll try that next time my cursor pointer goes 100% transparent. Thanks.

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