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Apple’s new setting means you’ll never lose your cursor again

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There it is.
  • Mike Murphy
By Mike Murphy

Technology editor

Published This article is more than 2 years old.

I swear: It was there a second ago. Every computer user has that moment of panic every so often when you reach for the mouse, move it around, and can’t find the cursor onscreen. We all know it has to be there, and that it will probably reappear, but still we flail the mouse around in frustration. A simple new update as part of Apple’s OS X El Capitan operating system update Wednesday (Sept. 30) goes a long way to ensuring you’ll never be caught without a cursor again.

If at any point you’re unable to locate your cursor in El Capitan, just quickly shake your mouse, or run your fingers back and forth across the touchpad, and the cursor will inflate to the size of an inch.

Just like that, you should never feel lost again. I’ve found myself shaking my mouse even when I know exactly where the cursor is, just because it’s fun to watch it grow. It’s the little things in life that get us through the day.

Image by Jeff Warren on Flickr, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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