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* [http://www.rakis.net/~prasys/MouseLocator.png prasys' Blank/Fixed Cursor Png]
 
* [http://www.rakis.net/~prasys/MouseLocator.png prasys' Blank/Fixed Cursor Png]
  
==La How-To==
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== Step 1==
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Download [http://www.2point5fish.com/ MouseLocator] and extract from the package the System Preferences panel. You have to mount the image, then you have to show the contents of <tt>Mouse Locator v1.1 Installer</tt> package (ctrl-clic > Show Package Contents) and then copy the file <tt>MouseLocator.prefPane</tt> from <tt>Contents/Resources/Distribution/</tt> to your Desktop.
  
1. First of all , get MouseLocator 1.1 from [http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/26157] here. Use Pacifist to extract the System Preferences panel thingy. Then get my [prasys'] fixed PNG image from [http://www.rakis.net/~prasys/MouseLocator.png]. Save it
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== Step 2==
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Now copy the file <tt>MouseLocator.prefPane</tt> to <tt>/Library/PreferencePanes</tt> on your Apple TV, if you dont have that folder , just create it.
  
2. Now copy the prefspanel [MouseLocator] to ~/LIbrary/PreferencePanes or /Library/PreferencePanes [''If you dont have one , just create it'']. Now that is done
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== Step 3==
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Now you can copy <tt>MouseLocator.png</tt> to <tt>/Users/frontrow/Pictures</tt> on your Apple TV.
  
3. Our next step is to copy MouseLocator.png to ~/Users/frontrow/Pictures
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== Step 4==
 
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Run System Preferences, on your Apple TV and select Mouse Locator: select <tt>Turn on</tt> and put a check on <tt>Always Turn On</tt>. Now, you should have a cursor. If you want to disable it you could just turn it off.
4. Then Run System Preferences , then select Mouse Locator . Now select Turn on and put a check on always Turn On. Voila , if you do it correctly , you should have a cursor. If you want to disable it , its simple . You could just turn it off
 

Revision as of 12:16, 28 March 2007

Background Info

Well as we know, Apple has disabled mouse pointer in Apple TV. But this can be easily 'enabled' via this hack, that is mainly used for fixing the ATI Tearing Issue found on Mac OS X86 boxes. But then this trick enables mouse pointer/cursor on Apple TV.

Pre-requirements

Step 1

Download MouseLocator and extract from the package the System Preferences panel. You have to mount the image, then you have to show the contents of Mouse Locator v1.1 Installer package (ctrl-clic > Show Package Contents) and then copy the file MouseLocator.prefPane from Contents/Resources/Distribution/ to your Desktop.

Step 2

Now copy the file MouseLocator.prefPane to /Library/PreferencePanes on your Apple TV, if you dont have that folder , just create it.

Step 3

Now you can copy MouseLocator.png to /Users/frontrow/Pictures on your Apple TV.

Step 4

Run System Preferences, on your Apple TV and select Mouse Locator: select Turn on and put a check on Always Turn On. Now, you should have a cursor. If you want to disable it you could just turn it off.