Tag Archive: Cursor


Move Cursor Word by Word in Terminal for Mac OS X

If you spend a lot of time at the command line, you undoubtedly find yourself adjusting and editing text and commands, and you likely often need to move the cursor to a further position in the Terminal from where it’s actively located. Sure you can use the arrow keys to move left and right on … Read More

How to turn off El Capitan’s ‘shake to find’ mouse cursor feature

When I lose track of my mouse cursor, I’ve always just wiggled it a bit to find it on the screen. It’s a natural gesture, and Apple’s capitalized on it with its new “shake to find” feature in El Capitan. If you’re constantly shaking your mouse or swiping quickly on your mousepad, maybe while gaming […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Place the Cursor at the Mouse Position in Terminal with an Option+Click

Most command line users rely heavily on Terminal keyboard navigation to move about within text files and get around within the Terminal, but OS X has a super simple trick up its sleeve that lets you instantly position the mouse cursor anywhere in the Terminal. Yup, no more tabbing around or repeatedly tapping on the … Read More

Resolving the Mystery of a Disappearing Mouse Cursor in Mac OS X

Mac OS X Mouse cursor In an unusual and fairly rare situation, the Mac cursor can randomly disappear from OS X. More accurately, the cursor itself becomes invisible, because you can still click around on the screen but without being able to see what the mouse or trackpad is focused on.

This seems to happen out of the blue, and although it is difficult to reproduce reliably, it does seem to happen  [Read More…]

Make Your Mac’s Mouse Cursor Huge And Never Lose Track Of It Again [OS X Tips]

Obviously, not a Retina display, but you can't get that big mouse cursor into a screenshot.

Obviously, not a Retina display, but you can’t get that big mouse cursor into a screenshot.

You ever do that thing where you have to move your mouse around, jiggling the little thing just to find the dang cursor? I do it all the time these days, with my smaller screen Macbook Air and the Mac Mini  [Read More…]

Apple Granted Dynamically Changing Cursor for User Interface Patent, Originally Filed in 2003

Today, the US Patent and Trademark office awarded Apple a utility patent that covers the use of the mouse cursor that changes according to the context of the task it is engaged in. Called a “Dynamically Changing Cursor for User Interface,” patent number 8,230,366 describes the functionality of the on-screen mouse cursor when it changes to the familiar spinning beach ball, the green plus symbol when copying files, or the red number  [Read More…]

Make Your Mouse Cursor Bigger [OS X Tips]

Here�s a basic but essential trick that Windows users take for granted�making the mouse cursor bigger, which can help on larger screens of if you simply prefer it that way.   Here�s another tip from Mac Kung Fu, which contains over 300 tips, tricks, hints and hacks for OS X. It�s available from Amazon as well as other bookstores, and also as an eBook for all eReaders. Migrating Windows users using OS  [Read More…]

Using The Mouse Cursor For App Expos In The Dock [OS X Tips]

I like this tip since it offers you a quick and easy method for viewing the windows belonging to other apps without loosing focus on the current app you are using.   The mouse pointer has special powers when you use it to hover over an apps icon in the dock, but those powers used to invoke App Expos� only come to life with a four-fingered downward swipe on your trackpad.  [Read More…]