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Icons on Desktop have a pattern around them

As my wife was looking on facebook, she said she clicked on something and then all of the sudden all of the desktop Icons have a dot pattern around them, and the cursor has a pattern that follows it.

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  • gcarlos7 Mar 31, 2009

    dots and lines around the icons and cursor. Is not Facebook, seems to be the logic board, but thousands started having the problem on G5s only after January 20. Apple has not issued solution. it has to be a firmware problem.

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    same problem - seems to have happened after my wife went on facebook

  • tomheather May 07, 2009

    exactly the same. series of dots around desktop icons and the cursor. nothing to do with facebook though.

  • Mark Grummell May 11, 2010

    What operating system?
    Hardware type?
    Basic Info needed on your system.

  • Krabby May 11, 2010

    Do the icons have the same pattern after you restart it?


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Hi, Sorry to hear you are having problems,
It sounds like you have activeted the easy access feature of the Mac OS for people suffering from visual imparements.
Here is how you de-activate this feature:
Go into your system preferences, open the Universal Access preference pane: Icons on Desktop have a pattern around them - 66737d9.png

Make sure EVERYTHING is turned to OFF in all the different tabs throughout this preference.
And, you should notice your problem has gone away!

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