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Just thought i would let you all know... new program out there called Mouse Locator. as far as i can tell, does what Mousepose does, only FREE!

and... you can pick custom images for it... you see. also, it is implemented as a system preference pane. rather than an application (its universal BTW).

Download Mouse Locator
then..

1. install.
2. grab this .zip of images..

Attached File  MouseLocator_images.zip   11.2KB   6330 downloads

3. The MouseLocator-Blank.png is just a completely transparent png. the MouseLocator-ShadowMouse.png is an attempt to make things look a little better (Cursor Shadow). ShadowMouse has some funny side-effects, try it, you will see..

4. rename one of the MouseLocator png's to MouseLocator.png ...simply place it on your Pictures folder in your Home folder.

5. go to system prefs, turn on "Activate Mouse Locator" in the mouse locator pref pane.
also turn on "Always On"

this has worked much better for me than mousepose did...

use the *Blank.png for a mousepose type results.

good luck.

EDIT: fixed images archive... oops.

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Thanks RadioisDead. I like your fix better than the mousepose. With Mouse Locator, the cursor seems to blink a little less than the mousepose fix, which drove me nuts. Don't get me wrong, the cursor still blinks, but not as much imho.

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There is an ATI Driver posted on this forum that works for me. It's better than Mousepose or Mouse Locator...

The driver can be found here:

http://forum.osx86pr...ype=post&id=678

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Hey Jorren,

you're sure about that link??? It just drops me on the main forum page...

Take care,
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Hey Jorren,

you're sure about that link??? It just drops me on the main forum page...

Take care,
Tek_No


http://forum.osx86pr...ype=post&id=678

Try that. I have no idea if this driver works though, just fixing the link.

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RadioisDead it just rocks! the mouse doesnt blink anymore and the shadow effect is like on real mac :) thanx than than

btws Shimmss what is those ATIdrivers? they r sources for what? wont change a thing. MOUse tearing is due to the lack of ATINDRV

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How do we install that driver?

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I yust bought an Apple Imac Intel Core Duo 20" (after seeing no escape from the tearing {censored}). I can confirm thaht i have no TEARING whatsoever and that my mouse pointer has a shadow underneath! After quitting OpelnGL games there is no pointer deformation....


Well of course you wouldnt see any mouse issues - the issues are specific to OSX86 and Ati cards not kosher Intel Macs! Duh! :( :(

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Wow, the mouse locator trick has fixed all my mouse tearing, best results with the shadowed png (I will modify it to have less shadow). I also recommend to disable soft scroll in the apearance preferences. Simple workaround, great work!

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Thanks RadioIsDead
The results are curious:
- If use the shadow cursor, it looks fine, but it overlappes the system mouse cursor. In Word or any text processor it looks hillarious, but have a big advantage. When you finish a fullscreen 3D application (like Keynote), you will have a cursor over the dotted horisontal line and can easy to restart the computer by a system command.
But I chose the blank.png, cuz I cannot see 2 overlapped cursors in Word, Excel or other applications where the original cursor is modified.

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ive also noticed that...i think the best is to program the startup of the application with F1 key so u can disable it under WORD ETC enjoy

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Glad it works for you guys...

i made another cursor image that i am using now. instead of the cursor always showing, only the shadow remains.

it is a little less distracting (and makes for neat effect while typing).

Attached File  MouseLocator_OnlyShadow.png.zip   6.18KB   3663 downloads

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yes nice try but now the mouse blink as hell :D back to shadow mouse

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Another working solution is "iCursor". It's also free and used to make funny looking effects to your cursor.

http://www.giofx.net/osx/icursor.htm

I simple created an empty effect (all values set to zero) and a frame rate of 1. The results in a reare flicker of my mouse (everytime if a mousetearing would happen, the mouse just flickers) but there's no loss in speed etc. Anyhow, it's PPC only. Maybe they provide us an Unibin :) ;)

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Hey guys, I think this is the best place to post this. I used to have all kinds of uglyness with the pointer using safari until I gave this app a try just today. Please confirm if anything has gotten better, no change, or you just like the cleaning rag floating across your screen :graduated:

Screen CLeaner Pro: http://www.macupdate...fo.php/id/17604

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*hihi*

Okay, basicly it was an April joke. But, in fact: it does it's work!

Okay, the darken of the screen an the washer could be little bit boring after a while.

:graduated:


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;) Yea I know it was a joke and got a few people. It would have gotten me if I didn't read the replies. Anyway I fugured it would work. All I do is turn it off and enable it when I use apps with heavy tearing like safari.

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that sux guys use mouselocator no blinking effect
just perect with the mouse_shadow

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mouse locator? what are your setting? My pointer always blinks.

caveats:

- if enabled, when dragging windows, the windows jump.
- mouse still blinks when always activated

Nice try though :(

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mouse locator? what are your setting? My pointer always blinks.

caveats:

- if enabled, when dragging windows, the windows jump.
- mouse still blinks when always activated

Nice try though :(

Here are my settings:
ACtivate mouse locator
after 1sec
display=infinite
shortcut=F1

then just rename the mouselocator_shadow.png into mouselocator.png and copy/replace it to ur (home) images directory
no more blink under safari and desktop just rocks : a little smooth effect like under XP, but nothing when u scroll under pages





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