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May 20, 2012 12:05:34 PM

Hello,

I am totally tired because cursor is disappearing after few seconds while typing. I have to click anywhere on the working page to bring back the cursor again. I am using window 7.

Appreciate, if anyone can help to troubleshoot.
thanks.
a b $ Windows 7
May 20, 2012 12:13:58 PM

go to control panel then mouse then pointer options and untick hide pointer when typing and apply

see if that helps
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a b $ Windows 7
May 20, 2012 12:16:01 PM

Assume you mean Insertion Point as opposed to Mouse Cursor. If so, this may be a problem with your Display Driver, try re-installing or updating it.
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a b $ Windows 7
May 20, 2012 12:29:09 PM

if you mean the insertion point as suggested then you can try to make it thicker to see if it helps--or see if theres any other

option to unhide it here

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Ease of Access Center\Make the computer easier to see
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July 20, 2013 6:52:24 PM

Hopefully you've fixed this by now but if anyone else out there is looking for one possible solution, I found that I had accidentally agreed to install an Ask.com toolbar in Internet Explorer.

This has an updater (APNMCP) that runs in the background and was literally checking online every minute for updates, which took the focus away from whatever window I was working in. Uninstalling that toolbar fixed the problem.
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September 30, 2013 7:59:50 PM

Hello,
I had the same problem but found a solution. I had TP-Link wirless configuration utility managing my wireless connection, since I have a TP-Link wireless card, however... it ran a exe file by the name of TWCU.exe. This also caused my Battlefield 2 game to minimize to the taskbar. I found the fix on a game blog. By going to Task Manager and turning off tasks unti I found the culprit TWCU.exe I uninstalled TP-Link software (not the driver) Windows now manages my Wireless settings and all problems are gone. Hope this helps someone.
Lee
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October 20, 2013 10:15:20 PM

Just to share with everyone who is facing the same problem even through the problem was raised years ago...

I disabled all startup programs (through "msconfig") and restart the laptop. No more problem with the cursor.
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November 11, 2013 2:56:43 AM

Leemeister said:
Hello,
I had the same problem but found a solution. I had TP-Link wirless configuration utility managing my wireless connection, since I have a TP-Link wireless card, however... it ran a exe file by the name of TWCU.exe. This also caused my Battlefield 2 game to minimize to the taskbar. I found the fix on a game blog. By going to Task Manager and turning off tasks unti I found the culprit TWCU.exe I uninstalled TP-Link software (not the driver) Windows now manages my Wireless settings and all problems are gone. Hope this helps someone.
Lee


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November 11, 2013 2:57:44 AM

Leemeister, you solved my problem. I also have TP-link Wireless config utility installed. As soon as I uninstalled it, the problem disappeared. Blessings upon you!
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November 26, 2013 10:29:01 AM

Leemeister said:
Hello,
I had the same problem but found a solution. I had TP-Link wirless configuration utility managing my wireless connection, since I have a TP-Link wireless card, however... it ran a exe file by the name of TWCU.exe. This also caused my Battlefield 2 game to minimize to the taskbar. I found the fix on a game blog. By going to Task Manager and turning off tasks unti I found the culprit TWCU.exe I uninstalled TP-Link software (not the driver) Windows now manages my Wireless settings and all problems are gone. Hope this helps someone.
Lee




MMendelG said:
Leemeister said:
Hello,
I had the same problem but found a solution. I had TP-Link wirless configuration utility managing my wireless connection, since I have a TP-Link wireless card, however... it ran a exe file by the name of TWCU.exe. This also caused my Battlefield 2 game to minimize to the taskbar. I found the fix on a game blog. By going to Task Manager and turning off tasks unti I found the culprit TWCU.exe I uninstalled TP-Link software (not the driver) Windows now manages my Wireless settings and all problems are gone. Hope this helps someone.
Lee




Hi Leemeister. You seem to be the only one who has a solution heading in the right direction rather than saying it is a mouse configuration.

I am having the same challenge - cursor disappears in MS Office as well as when I am using a web browser, which takes the focus away from whatever window I am working in. However, I do not have TP-Link installed, nor do I have ask.com installed. It is likely some other program or task. Do you have any ideas what other possibilities it may be? Do I want to go through each process, or each service? Any advice would be appreciated.
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December 11, 2013 12:58:30 AM

Leemeister said:
Hello,
I had the same problem but found a solution. I had TP-Link wirless configuration utility managing my wireless connection, since I have a TP-Link wireless card, however... it ran a exe file by the name of TWCU.exe. This also caused my Battlefield 2 game to minimize to the taskbar. I found the fix on a game blog. By going to Task Manager and turning off tasks unti I found the culprit TWCU.exe I uninstalled TP-Link software (not the driver) Windows now manages my Wireless settings and all problems are gone. Hope this helps someone.
Lee


I had the exact same problem and also had the TP-link wireless software installed. Thanks to Leemeister, problem solved! Thanks.
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January 7, 2014 3:05:51 PM

Leemeister said:
Hello,
I had the same problem but found a solution. I had TP-Link wirless configuration utility managing my wireless connection, since I have a TP-Link wireless card, however... it ran a exe file by the name of TWCU.exe. This also caused my Battlefield 2 game to minimize to the taskbar. I found the fix on a game blog. By going to Task Manager and turning off tasks unti I found the culprit TWCU.exe I uninstalled TP-Link software (not the driver) Windows now manages my Wireless settings and all problems are gone. Hope this helps someone.
Lee


Thanks so much, it was driving me nuts, and now it is totally gone. I'd buy you a beer if I knew where to find you.

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January 26, 2014 12:54:58 PM

Anyone using Nvidia graphics cards? I installed their little program for convenient updates, so when I turned them off in the task manager, the loss of focus completely stopped. I have the TP-link program installed as well, but after turning off the Nvidia program, the focus worked completely fine. Maybe they fine tuned the TP-link program and Nvidia is what was causing my problem? Just a thought.
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June 27, 2014 8:09:31 PM

memry said:
Leemeister said:
Hello,
I had the same problem but found a solution. I had TP-Link wirless configuration utility managing my wireless connection, since I have a TP-Link wireless card, however... it ran a exe file by the name of TWCU.exe. This also caused my Battlefield 2 game to minimize to the taskbar. I found the fix on a game blog. By going to Task Manager and turning off tasks unti I found the culprit TWCU.exe I uninstalled TP-Link software (not the driver) Windows now manages my Wireless settings and all problems are gone. Hope this helps someone.
Lee




MMendelG said:
Leemeister said:
Hello,
I had the same problem but found a solution. I had TP-Link wirless configuration utility managing my wireless connection, since I have a TP-Link wireless card, however... it ran a exe file by the name of TWCU.exe. This also caused my Battlefield 2 game to minimize to the taskbar. I found the fix on a game blog. By going to Task Manager and turning off tasks unti I found the culprit TWCU.exe I uninstalled TP-Link software (not the driver) Windows now manages my Wireless settings and all problems are gone. Hope this helps someone.
Lee




Hi Leemeister. You seem to be the only one who has a solution heading in the right direction rather than saying it is a mouse configuration.

I am having the same challenge - cursor disappears in MS Office as well as when I am using a web browser, which takes the focus away from whatever window I am working in. However, I do not have TP-Link installed, nor do I have ask.com installed. It is likely some other program or task. Do you have any ideas what other possibilities it may be? Do I want to go through each process, or each service? Any advice would be appreciated.
I too do not have TP-Link and my system does the same thing....it is difficult to type this reply because after about 30 seconds the page I am typing on gets "unselected" and I have to click on it again to re-establish interaction webpage or Word document or Game...still no solution

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