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Really odd mouse issue with Leopard on MBP
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Nov 27, 2007, 09:24 AM
 
Ok, so this is a very odd issue that I have never seen or heard of before. Also, keep in mind this is happening with just the mouse pad, or a USB mouse.

I re-installed the OS on my laptop the other day and it's now been a few days and I have this issue with the mouse when I'm using just about any program on the laptop where I can not do anything at the bottom part of a window. For example, when in a web browser, no matter which browser, and no matter what size I make the browser, I can not do anything in the bottom area of the window. If there are links in the area, they will not activate. I can drag the mouse around, but that's it. If i scroll the page down and move the same links that appeared dead out of that area, then they will work.

I took a snapshot of this to show the area in a web page that this is happening, but when I opened Photoshop as well in preview, if I zoomed into the picture, I can drag up and down, but can not go horizontal as the horizontal bar is in the bottom part of the window.

I have also restarted this computer a number of times, run disk and permissions repair and still does it.

Has anyone heard of this before. Just seems so odd.

I will try and do a video screen capture to show.

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Nov 27, 2007, 04:15 PM
 
I wonder if this is related to the Leopard problem with unresponsive trackpad and keyboards.
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Nov 27, 2007, 04:30 PM
 
I know that my pointer will zoom to a screen corner at random times, no big deal, but still annoying.
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Nov 27, 2007, 04:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by adamfishercox View Post
I know that my pointer will zoom to a screen corner at random times, no big deal, but still annoying.
I have had that problem before but I think it was just because the surface that a laser mouse was being used on wasn't well suited for it.
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Nov 28, 2007, 09:29 AM
 
you said "this is happening with just the mouse pad, or a USB mouse." Do you mean it is happening with both or that it happens only with the mouse pad?

Did you use a utility to choose a silly mouse icon? What happens if you use a lower screen resolution? Perhaps you could try deleting ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist. That controls what the computer does when you approach the dock, and maybe it gets confused when it tries to activate the dock. You could also try moving the dock to the side and see what happens.
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