Mac Basics: The Pointer and Cursor

The cursor or pointer is a primary tool you use on your Mac to get things done. The pointer changes to show you what action is being performed. The cursor is used to show where you are acting inside of text.

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    2 years ago

    You last sentence refer to the Mac App Store for cursor options. I couldn't find any free ones and most are for presentations. None have many ratings at all. Can you recommend one? Thanks, and I love your tips!

    2 years ago

    Pharfel: Sorry, I don't really use any as I use Screenflow which lets me do that in post production. I've used Mousepose in the past, but I don't think that is in the Mac App Store.

    2 years ago

    Hi Gary, thanks again for all that you do for the industry. My question is that the balloon position coming up under the mouse pointer never made sense to me but I have yet to find a solution for this. Is there a setting I am missing to show the balloon above the pointer? Thanks.

    2 years ago

    Michael: What do you mean, precisely, by "balloon?" Do you mean the tooltip text that appears under the pointer? Like if you put the pointer over the back button in Safari, you get the text "Show the previous page." It seems to always appear just under the cursor, with the left side directly under.

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