"Imac suddenly screens move around" we typed into a google search this morning when our computer out of the blue started adding insult to the injury of last night's election returns by making all the open windows on our screen move around en masse every time we moved the mouse.
Did someone say mouse? Note the baseball-mitt effect of the kitty katcher's paw.
Fellow ailurophiles can imagine our delight when the search turned up the following exchange in something called the maccast forum:
Problem: My cat must have walked across my keyboard and hit a magic combination of keys and now my screen has been resized and moves around when I use my mouse … This isn't the first time my cat has managed to muck up my display. [It's the virtual version of a cat's sitting on the book you are trying to read so as to cause you to give the furpiece your full attention]
Answer: Sounds to me like Zoom is enabled and it's set to center on the cursor. Command-option-minus key (or dash key) to return to normal.
Note: It's command-option-plus key (or shift equal) to enable.
Where'd that ball go?
We tried it and were back in business. Feeling our oats, we typed in "command-option-plus" to re-enable the annoying feature, just to show we could, confident that relief was only a "command-option-minus" click away. And it was.