My macOS High Sierra has the version What I tried: rebooting making the cursor bigger read that tip somewhere when shaking the mouse the cursor is shown in big but the hides again when rotations is set is to default the cursor is there again when in any rotation both external monitors doesn't show the cursor So anybody has a idea to fix that?
I actually just solved that problem by making the cursor bigger. You need to play with the size. See: discussions.
Mike oh man tried again. If you would write a short answer i will accept that. Installed Ben Ben 3 3 bronze badges. I actually just solved that problem on my Macbook Pro. Mike Mike 1 1 silver badge 3 3 bronze badges.
I had this exact same issue and one of the users Pierre in the discussions. If I change rotation to standard the mouse will show on the external monitor. High Sierra Increasing the cursor size is only a partial fix. When the cursor changes to text select e. I am quite surprised this isn't' yet patched by Apple.
Nope - I have the problem with Galina Alperovich Galina Alperovich 2 2 bronze badges. Fred Fu Fred Fu 1 1 1 bronze badge. The problem was fixed for me after installing If none of the above worked, you probably need to take your machine in for repair. There are lots of repair options available, but the exact route you should take depends on whether or not you have AppleCare.
Even if you do need a repair, there are still some workarounds that you can take in the meantime.
The most obvious temporary solution is to disable your trackpad altogether and use a standard mouse. The process is simply the reverse of the previously mentioned troubleshooting tip. Here Are Your Options "Tech support" — two words that strike fear into the hearts of all but the most competent computer users out there. Where do you begin to look when things start to go wrong?
Read More in great detail before. Why not try troubleshooting your own Mac first next time? There are lots of tutorials on YouTube, but this is one of the best:. Doing so will void your warranty. If your machine is still under warranty, you should let Apple do the work. Did you find any of these simple solutions helped solve your problems, or was it something more serious? Here's how to remove dust from your keyboard and other settings to check that can fix your issue. Read More , we can help you fix that, too.
Your email address will not be published. Helpful content My mouse is literally not working whatsoever, thus how am I supposed to click through the settings.. My curser keeps jumping around to random places and keep clicking random things when it's not supposed to. Other times it will just lag My curser had jumped around 6 times and clicked 4 random things while I'm typing this. What should I do? Thank you for the tip!! My Trackpad seemed to have 'frozen' and wouldn't respond to two finger scroll, thus I couldn't scroll my email list or indeed the highlighted email itself, or any document for that matter, so I could only read to the bottom of the screen!!
Your very first tip to troubleshoot was to check updates and look for trackpad related updates not yet uploaded.
There weren't any but there were some old various ones not uploaded. I clicked 'update all', the Mac shut down to install these and some old ones that apparently hadn't successfully uploaded, ten minutes later it came back on and Hey Presto, Trackpad working again!! Thank you! Why would this be? My trackpad and keyboard have become completely unresponsive. Brought it to apple store twice now; first time they reseated cables and told me it was fixed but it wasn't. I can plug in my mouse and use the cursor but can't use keyboard Only power button works.
As such I can't past password screen to try any of the recommendations in the article.
This has been going on for 2 weeks now and apple store doesn't have any technicians at weekend. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Of course none of your simple options fixed my trackpad. I guess I must admit my machine is probably past it's useful life span. Trackpad works on the top, but not in the middle or bottom - sort of like me. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge, which has been very useful. I had issue with tap to click since I installed OS Sierra and your solution above just worked for me.
Thank you. Come on guys!!! Who are we kidding??? The over-riding problem with Macbook trackpads is in their design.
They accumulate all sorts of gunk around them and need to be thoroughly cleaned about once a year. This is a a really annoying problem and one that Apple seem to be in denial about. Solving the problem requires the tricky operation of removing the trackpad, cleaning it and replacing it. Well done Apple Please get your heads out of the sand and fix this design fault. Spraying WD40 electronic contact cleaner non-conductive onto the sides of the trackpad may help temporarily. These seem like great suggestions, but none of them will work because my track pad is completely dead in the water!
I can't click anything and it's not responding to the actual mouse that's connected either. It was working great yesterday and now, nothing. I'm in the same situation as you. A USB connected mouse worked for me a couple of hours ago but now that one won't work either.
It's like my Macbook has decided navigating should no longer be an option Basically the 'right click' doesn't function. Just happened as I flew from Montreal to Chicago. Maybe the battery did the swelling thing or maybe being to rough with it over the years has taken its toll. Not fun to use without this funtion. My trackpad keeps trying to select things on my screen. It is as if I have clicked and dragged but i haven't and I can't "release" the click therefore can't click on anything else.
Restarting my computer fixes it for a time but it seems to be getting worse. I fear this is a hardware problem but the closest Apple store is 8 hours away! My MacBook Air trackpad has twice stopped clicking, becoming then responsive to touch only when my Mac was hand held or rested on an edge of a desk or counter such that the trackpad portion was suspended over the edge.
The first time, after a few days of working only when aloft, my trackpad to my relief resumed clicking and again worked normally anywhere for a year I have a Macbook Air early and the trackpad and keyboard refuse to work under mac os. Tried running ubuntu live from a usb pendrive and everything works like normal. Tried Safe Boot Nothing.
My cursor disappears each time I boot up my MacBook Pro running . Just bought Moom but can't see how to dedicate a shortcut to show the. If you set up Siri on your Mac, use Siri to get your mouse cursor back! Go to System Preferences > Accessibility > Display > and turn Shake Mouse Pointer to Locate ON. Mouse Mac users experiencing the “where's my mouse” problem often benefit from the . My Mac won't start: How to fix white screen.