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MOUSE POINTER ON IMAC

by DottieV / March 9, 2013 1:27 PM PST

The mouse "pointer" at sometimes looks more like a kaleidoscope - going round and round and round. I have restarted a few times with no successs - wonder if it could be the server as looses most action otherwise at this point.

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need to know a little of what you have
by ziptie / March 9, 2013 2:34 PM PST
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Click on the apple in the upper left hand corner, then (about this Mac) What does it say, word for word?

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This is called, among other things, the BeachBall.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 9, 2013 11:06 PM PST
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It usually happens when your computer is busy doing something and its main cause is "usually" a shortage of RAM, although a hard drive that is very full can cause it too.

As you have not felt it necessary to tell us what computer you have or its specifications, we can only give you a ballpark reason for this happening.

It is not unusual, doesn't indicate that there is something wrong with your machine and should give you no concern.
It is highly probable that increasing the amount of RAM in your computer will help it go away, or at least not be as frequent.


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