I tote around a MacBook most of the day, but at night I go for as much screen real estate gusto as a I can. One annoying feature of OS X Yosemite and previous versions of OS X is how the screen pointer behaves when I sit down to use the Mac. Where the frack is it?
Cursor In 3D
The problem here is an age old problem, the kind that Apple in the past would ignore (you’re using it wrong). The onscreen pointer, the cursor on a Mac is just too small to see when you first sit down to the screen.
That requires the standard ‘shake the mouse‘ or move your finger across the track pad back and forth to find the cursor on the screen. Apple heard your cries of complaint and felt your pain.
OS X El Capitan has a nifty new feature which swells the size of the cursor when you first move the mouse after a period of time. The swelled cursor is so big on the screen– but only momentarily– that you cannot miss it.
What if you have OS X Yosemite, or Mavericks? Just add the free Where Is My Cursor utility and you’re good to go.
Shake the Mac’s mouse, or run your finger back and forth on the Mac’s trackpad and you’ll see this giant cursor explode onto the screen. There it is! Found it! Done. Now back to work.
The exploding cursor in OS X Yosemite is indicative of a newer, kinder, gentler Apple, one that listens more to user beefs and ways to improve the user experience. At least, that’s my hope, and that’s more of what I see in OS X Yosemite and El Capitan.