How to fix the frozen cursor on Macbook Pro

How to fix the frozen cursor on Macbook Pro

A cursor is one of the most important parts of your MacBook Pro. It is used to point to keys on the computer screen and indicate the current position. If you have a frozen cursor in MacBook Pro or if the cursor jumps randomly, it will hinder your work. Here's how to fix it.

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How to fix the frozen cursor on MacBook Pro

Force quit applications

If the cursor freezes after opening an application or website, the problem will likely disappear after the application is closed. How do you close it when you can't move the cursor? You can use the shortcut keys. hurry commandment, option and Esc simultaneously. Once the context pane appears, highlight the application you want to close and click Force Quit.

Activity monitor open

Too many applications or browser tabs open at the same time can cause your Mac to run out of RAM. This is why you cannot move the cursor on your computer. Freeing up RAM may be the solution to this problem. You can press commandment brushes space all keys to open Spotlight. Then type in activity monitor and click on it. Now double-click the process that does not respond or the one that consumes too much memory and click Exit.

Restart your MacBook

Sometimes the cursor frozen on MacBook Pro can be resolved by restarting your Mac. Before shutting down the Mac, disconnect it from all accessories. If the cursor is completely frozen and you cannot access the Apple menu to turn off the computer, press and hold the power button for a few seconds.

Clean the trackpad

If you only use the trackpad to navigate MacBook, try to clean it from dust, fingerprints, etc. Also make sure your fingers are clean, dry and oil-free. Before cleaning the trackpad, be sure to disconnect the computer from the power source and shut down the computer. Use a microfiber or soft, lint-free cloth to clean it. Spray the cleaner on the cloth and wipe gently. Do not spray the cleaner directly on the trackpad.

Reset SMC

If none of the above methods can fix the frozen cursor in MacBook Pro, or if the cursor works only temporarily, try resetting the System Management Control (SMC).

  • turn off your MacBook
  • Press the Shift, Control and Option keys on the left keyboard
  • Press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds
  • Release all keys and the power button
  • Turn on your MacBook.