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What Can I Do to Keep My Mouse Cursor from Disappearing Using a Laptop with Windows 8?

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What Can I Do to Keep My Mouse Cursor from Disappearing Using a Laptop with Windows 8?

While working with Windows 8, especially when it is installed on a laptop computer, many times the mouse pointer automatically disappears. This usually happens because of the default Windows 8 configuration according to which the mouse pointer becomes invisible every time users type something. Although this default configuration is integrated in the operating system to make the typing easier, some users might find it frustrating.

Since mouse settings are always user specific, modifications in the mouse configuration might require to be done on each user account on that computer individually. This further means that no elevated privileges are required to complete the task, until the modifications are to be made in the administrator account itself.

How to Fix Mouse Disappearing Issue?

To fix mouse pointer disappearing issue, step-by-step instructions given below should be followed:

  1. Log on to Windows 8 computer with the administrator account.
  2. Click Desktop tile from the Start screen to go the desktop window.
  3. Once on the desktop screen, hover mouse to the bottom right corner.
  4. From the displayed options, click Settings.
  5. From the Settings pane, click Control Panel.
  6. On Control Panel window, click Hardware and Sound category.
  7. On Hardware and Sound window, click Mouse under Devices and Printers category form the right pane.
  8. On the displayed Mouse Properties box, go to Pointer Options tab.
  9. On the selected tab, uncheck Hide pointer while typing checkbox under Visibility section.



  10. Once done, click OK to save the modified changes.
  11. Close Hardware and Sound window when done.


  • How to Fix Issues with the Device

    1. Log on to Windows 8 computer with the administrator account.
    2. Click Desktop tile from the Start screen to go the desktop window.
    3. Once on the desktop screen, hover mouse to the bottom right corner.
    4. From the displayed options, click Settings.
    5. From the Settings pane, click Control Panel.
    6. On Control Panel window, click Find and fix problems options under System and Security category.
    7. On Troubleshooting window, click Hardware and Sound category from the right pane.
    8. On Hardware and Sound window, click Hardware and Devices under Device section.
    9. On the opened Hardware and Devices box, click Next to detect the issues with device.
    10. Wait till the device is scanned and on the next page, click Apply this fix to fix the issues.



    11. Close Hardware and Sound window when done.


  • For a detailed video walkthrough, check out the Tom's Hardware Tutorial Video below:

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