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    Question Where does my mouse disappear to??
    Firstoff I want to say hello. I'm a new member to both this forum and Macs in general, so let me apologise in advance if some of my questions seem silly. Which I'm sure they will.

    My first issue is that I keep loosing focus of my mouse. I will close a Safari window, for example, and the mouse is just gone. Sometimes if I move it around like crazy it will re-appear in the bottom dock, other times I have to command tab to bring focus back to Safari then it will be visible again.

    I'm thinking that a big part of the problem is that I'm running a dual display setup, with Plex running full screen in an external display. When the mouse disappears I notice that the menu bar switches to Plex menus.

    Is there a way to have the mouse stay just in 1 display? Or perhaps always have apps in the "primary" display always stay in the front? Any other suggestions?

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    It certainly sounds like you've already identified both the issue and the cure. Can you explain a little about why you're running Plex in full screen on the secondary display?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    It certainly sounds like you've already identified both the issue and the cure. Can you explain a little about why you're running Plex in full screen on the secondary display?
    The secondary display is my HDTV. I run plex for watching TV and video mainly.

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    I have that problem too, and I only run one screen. The cursor is fine when typing in this box, for example, or in word processing, but if I move the mouse out of the box the cursor remains in wp mode and doesn't change to the arrow head again - this makes it difficult at times to spot exactly where it is. I assume that it has to do with the Mac mouse control software, which is not reacting to the change of context.

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    I'm trying out a program called SteerMouse which gives the mouse so additional options, such as a "snap to" function. I guess I got spoiled with this feature using Windows over the years.

    It works somewhat OK but still the mouse will loose focus to the Plex running on my external display, even though I have it set to snap to the minimise button. Having it snap to the default button or the cancel button didn't seem to always work.

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    My only suggestion would be to turn off the "TV" and focus on your work, turning on Plex only when you're not doing your work. That would solve the issue. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

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