Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#3155 closed enhancement (invalid)

Place initial mouse pointer at deskbar instead of middle of screen

Reported by: kvdman Owned by: korli
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Servers/input_server Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


I didn't notice how well thought out Mac OS X was until my mouse broke. Actually the right/left mouse buttons worked, it just wouldn't move across the screen (was a bluetooth mouse, maybe didn't have enough power).

When OS X loads up, the mouse pointer is on top of the Apple logo at the top left of the screen NOT the center of the screen... Which makes sense. Even if that hardware problem I had happens only 0.1% of the time, I can still click on the Apple logo and use my keyboard to navigate the menu. This probably wasn't Apple's intention, but I think it's a more logical place to put the initial mouse pointer than at the center of the screen. So putting the initial pointer on top of deskbar might be a good idea.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by korli, 12 years ago

There is the Menu key for this kind of issue.

comment:2 by mmlr, 12 years ago

Also you don't really know where the Deskbar is located. It doesn't necessarily reside at the default right top position. Personally I'd really dislike the mouse pointer not starting out at the center. It'd look strange to me and I guess when it actually is over the Deskbar it could be harder to immediately see where it is after bootup.

comment:3 by kvdman, 12 years ago

Very true, forgot the deskbar could be moved.

Not such a great idea then, please close this.

comment:4 by mmlr, 12 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed
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