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Fix Mouse Pointer Cursor Disappears on Windows 10?

by Jaspreet Sudera
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Fix Mouse Pointer Cursor Disappears on Windows 10?

Mouse cursor makes it very convenient for users to operate their Windows operating system and when users face any problem related to their mouse pointer not showing up on browser like Google Chrome, they get annoyed. However, there’s nothing annoying about this problem anymore, as you can easily fix this issue anytime using the below-mentioned 5 effective methods and that too without using ‘Mouse.’

Fix Mouse Pointer-Cursor Disappears on Windows 10

Fix Mouse Pointer-Cursor Disappears on Windows 10

Method 1: Check your System’s USB Port and Mouse:

Many a time, this Mouse Pointer is Missing on Windows 10 problem occurs mainly due to ‘Mouse and USB Port’ are inappropriately connected. So, it is always a good idea to carefully check your mouse as well as your USB port to properly connect them back. And, no matter whether you’re using a wireless mouse or a wired mouse, you can ensure to properly connect them both.

  • To ensure it, first, disconnect it and then wait for a while to reconnect it again.
  • Otherwise, to ensure whether your mouse shows up again after plugging it to another USB port on your operating system.
  • And, in a case with the wireless mouse, check whether everything is okay with its battery and if it’s not okay, then you should immediately install a new battery for the wireless mouse.

Method 2: In case Mouse Cursor disappears, Re-enable Mouse via Mouse Settings:

Fix Mouse Pointer-Cursor

Fix Mouse Pointer-Cursor

  • To re-enable mouse, you need to open the ‘Mouse Settings’ by pressing the ‘Windows key’ icon from your computer’s keyboard and then by typing ‘Mouse Settings’ in the search bar.
  • After that, highlight the top result from the search menu which will appear in front of you using your keyboard’s up and down arrow and then to finally open ‘Mouse Settings’ press the ‘Enter’ key.
  • Then, under the ‘Mouse Settings’ use the ‘Tab’ button to highlight the ‘Additional Mouse’ options from the ‘Related Settings’ section.

    Fix Mouse Pointer-Cursor Disappears

    Fix Mouse Pointer-Cursor Disappears

  • Then, hit the ‘Enter’ button so that the ‘Mouse Properties panel’ will be opened.
  • Under ‘Mouse Properties Window’ you need to again press the ‘Tab’ until the ‘Buttons’ tab is selected.
  • Now, from it, go to the ‘Device Settings’ simply by pressing the ‘Right-arrow key.’
  • There, check whether your mouse device is disabled or not. And, if it is disabled, press the ‘Tab’ key to highlight the ‘Enable’ option.

    Fix Mouse Pointer-Cursor Disappears on Windows

    Fix Mouse Pointer-Cursor Disappears on Windows

  • That’s it! Lastly, hit the ‘Enter’ button to finally re-enable your mouse in order to ensure whether the problem has been resolved or not.

Method 3: Try Key Combinations:

In order to try various key combinations to fix your mouse disappearing issue on your computer, you don’t have to use any ‘Mouse Settings.’ In fact, what you really need to turn on your mouse cursor is “Fn, F3, F5, F9 or F11’ key combinations. So, from your computer’s keyboard try the key combination “Fn + F3 / Fn + F5 / Fn + F9 / Fn + F11” to ensure that your mouse cursor came back to functioning. And, still, if you face any problem in using ‘Key Combinations,’ then you can even take help from your system’s manual.

Method 4: From Device Manager update the Mouse Driver:

Missing, corrupted, or out-dated mouse drivers can also be the cause behind the occurrence of the “Windows 10 cursor missing or disappearing” issue. So, in this matter, updating your mouse driver is the only way out to fix this problem easily and even to avoid this problem in the nearby future.

  • To do so, you need to press and hold the ‘Win + R’ key shortcut together for a while so that a ‘Run dialog box’ will appear in front of you.
  • In that box, type “devmgmt.msc” and press the ‘Enter’ key to open your system’s ‘Device Manager.
  • From Device Manager, you have to highlight the ‘Mice and other pointing devices’ using the ‘Tab’ and ‘Down arrow’ key.
  • Then, you need to expand the ‘Mice and other pointing devices’ option by clicking the right-arrow key.

    Fix Mouse Pointer-Cursor Disappears on Windows Method

    Fix Mouse Pointer-Cursor Disappears on Windows Method

  • After that, with the help of the ‘Down arrow’ key highlight you’re ‘Mouse Device.
  • Then, press the “Shift + F10” key together in order to open the ‘Context menu.’
  • Now, once again with ‘Down arrow key’ chose the ‘Update driver software’ option and hit on the ‘Enter’ key to open it.

    device manager

    device manager

  • After that, when your system will ask you “how do you want to search for updated driver software,” you have to select the ‘Search automatically.”
  • Then, press on the ‘’Enter’ button so that windows will automatically search for the latest mouse driver for your operating system.
  • Lastly, install it into the system using the few on-screen prompts. That’s it!

Method 5: Uncheck Hide Pointer

  • To uncheck ‘Hide Pointer’ while tying, what you need to do is open the ‘Mouse Properties’ and to do so press the Windows key icon and type ‘Control Panel’ in the search option.
  • Then, using the ‘Tab’ key and ‘Enter’ button, open the ‘Control Panel’ in order to highlight the ‘Pointer options’ under it, by again using the ‘Tab’ button.

    mouse control panel

    mouse control panel

  • After that, select the ‘Hide Pointer’ option from it and then tap on the space bar key to finally ‘Uncheck the Hide Pointer’ option.

    mouse pointer option

    mouse pointer option

  • That’s it! Now, check to see your mouse cursor back to functioning.

 

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