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Q: Mac OS - mouse pointer jumping to dialog box "OK" ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Mac OS - mouse pointer jumping to dialog box "OK"
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: rnd13-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 31 Oct 2002 13:44 PST
Expires: 30 Nov 2002 13:44 PST
Question ID: 94625
In Mac OS8, there is apparently a setting somewhere which causes the
mouse pointer to automatically jump to the default button (e.g., "OK")
on any dialog box which pops up.  Where is this controlled from, and
how do I disable it?
Subject: Re: Mac OS - mouse pointer jumping to dialog box "OK"
Answered By: alexander-ga on 31 Oct 2002 15:02 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Having written software that does specifically this, ( ) I can authoritatively say that
there is no such option in a standard install of Mac OS 8.

I can also point out that by far the most common cause of this
happening without Snap-To being installed is via an option in the
Kensington MouseWorks control panel, installed with Kensington mice.
If you have this software installed, I believe that the "Snap-To"
option is a simple toggleable menu item in the MouseWorks software.

I believe that the Logitech mouse software also contains such an

In the unlikely case that you have none of the products installed, it
is possible that you have some other software installed with a
third-party mouse or pointing device, whose control panel you should
examine for such an option.
rnd13-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Dynamite!  You're absolutely right.  I hadn't been able to find a Mac
OS control ... nor a control in the Kensington MouseWorks panel.  But
I was looking in the latter's GUI, and hadn't noticed a nondescript
menu item called Options > Snap to Default.  That did the trick.

I love authoritative answers ... thanks again!

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