Mouse Pointer disappears for a minute or two


  1. Posts : 250
    Windows 10
       #1

    Mouse Pointer disappears for a minute or two


    I *think* it's when I give a dialog box focus; but also when I'm in Word and alt-tab back to Chrome. The pointer is gone for like a minute. There are no errors in the Events log. Thanks for any help.

    RON
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  2. Posts : 250
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #2

    but of course now that I posted this it hasn't happened.
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  3. Posts : 25,684
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.160
       #3

    If you see it moving around , that could be bad as that would mean someone was in your PC.
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  4. Posts : 250
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    no, I'm the only user (as least as reported by TaskMgr). It does not move by itself (to my knowledge).
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  5. Posts : 250
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Just did again. I opened up Notepad ++ and started to type in a window and the mouse pointer disappeared.
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  6. Posts : 61,840
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #6

    Hello Ron, :)

    Check to see if the "Hide pointer while typing" setting in Control Panel\Mouse like below may be the issue.

    Mouse Pointer disappears for a minute or two-hide_pointer.png
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  7. Posts : 250
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Hide pointer when typing is unchecked. I checked Show Location of pointer when I press CTRL and when the pointer is there, it shows. But then it doesn't. I thought it was related to dialog boxes but doesn't seem so.
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