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Cursor has transformed into something unusable

Postby mark carlson » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:06 pm

In smart shapes, my cursor has abruptly turned in to what looks like a plus sign with SOMETHING in the upper right quadrant--it's too small to see what it is supposed to look like. Nothing I do will make it change back to a normal cursor.

In trying to get it to return to normal, I clicked somewhere, and it added a huge slur across every single system in the piece. I clicked elsewhere later, and it added an unwanted slur, not particularly near where I clicked.

I have quit and restarted Finale, but that did not help.

Help, please! I can't do anything at all with it like this.

Thanks,

Mark

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Re: Cursor has transformed into something unusable

Postby N Grossingink » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:17 pm

Sounds like a variation of the "Virtual Stuck Key" syndrome. Shut down the computer and restart.

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Re: Cursor has transformed into something unusable

Postby miker » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:29 pm

N.'s solution should work. You can also log out and log back in to your user account. It's a little faster, so I generally do that, first.
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Re: Cursor has transformed into something unusable

Postby mark carlson » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:43 pm

Thanks! Yes, restarting the computer did the trick. In the meantime, a few slurs mysteriously disappeared, but I think I got them all back.

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Re: Cursor has transformed into something unusable

Postby Anders Hedelin » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:52 am

I have this all the time, and found out that I have to click three times on subtools in Smart Shape and Special Tools. Here's an earlier post on that:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15235&p=51289#p51289
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