Black box

Mac OS X 10.4.8. No extra charge for the black box.

Installed Mac OS X 10.4.8 on my Intel MacBook. Result: a big black box surrounds my cursor, rendering said Mac semi-useless. Screen shots: 1, 2, 3, 4. Uninstalling Keyspan and trashing (remedies that worked for some Macintouch users) did not fix the problem. Thanks, Steve!

Anyone know a solution? Delete all preferences? Uninstall all Adobe software? Remove tonsils with pliers?

Update: The pleasant site explains the problem and solution, as does an Apple technote. Many thanks to those who commented or wrote in soon after I posted my query. Eric Peacock’s comment also nicely summarizes what the black box is about.

By L. Jeffrey Zeldman

“King of Web Standards”—Bloomberg Businessweek. Author, Designer, Founder. Employer Brand at Automattic. Publisher, & Ava’s dad. Pete’s brother (RIP). He/him.

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