Windows 10: Mouse Pointer disappears for a minute or two

  1.    03 Jan 2018 #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.

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  2.    03 Jan 2018 #2

    but of course now that I posted this it hasn't happened.
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  3.    03 Jan 2018 #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.    03 Jan 2018 #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.    03 Jan 2018 #5

    Just did again. I opened up Notepad ++ and started to type in a window and the mouse pointer disappeared.
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       03 Jan 2018 #6

    Hello Ron, :)

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

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  7.    04 Jan 2018 #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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