How To Fix A Frozen Cursor On Macbook Pro

If you have a frozen cursor on MacBook Pro or the cursor jumping randomly, of course, it will interfere with your work. Here is how to fix it.

A cursor is one of the essential parts of your MacBook Pro. It is used to point keys on the computer display and indicate the current position. If you have a frozen cursor on MacBook Pro or the cursor is jumping randomly, it will interfere with your work. Here is how to fix it.

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How To Fix Frozen Cursor On MacBook Pro

Force Quit Apps

If the cursor freezes after you open a specific app or website, the issue will likely disappear after you close that app. How to approach it while you cannot move the cursor at all? You can use the shortcut keys.

Press Command, Option, and Esc keys simultaneously. Once the popup pane appears, highlight the app you want to close and click “Force Quit.”

Open Activity Monitor

Too many apps or tabs on the browser open simultaneously can make your Mac runs out of RAM. That’s why you cannot move the cursor on your computer.

Freeing up the RAM can be the solution to this issue. You can press the Command and space keys altogether to open Spotlight. Then, type activity monitor and click on it. Now, double-click the unresponsive process that consumes too much memory and bonds. Quit.

Restart Your MacBook

Sometimes, the frozen cursor on MacBook Pro can be solved by restarting your Mac. Before shutting down the Mac, disconnect all accessories from it.

If the cursor is frozen and you cannot navigate to the Apple menu to power off the computer, press and hold the power button for a few seconds.

Clean Up 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, unplug the computer from the power source and shut it down.

Use a microfiber or soft and lint-free cloth to clean it. Spray the cleaner to the cloth and wipe gently. Don’t spray the cleaner directly on the trackpad.

Reset SMC

If none of the methods above can temporarily fix the frozen cursor on MacBook Pro, try to reset System Management Control (SMC).

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

 

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