For most of us, navigation without a mouse cursor is impossible. This is one of the main tools that help desktop navigation on computers and PCs. Some users complained that the mouse disappeared in Windows 10. Even the thought of the absence of a cursor for work is frightening. How will you open files, work or access the Internet without a cursor? Let us tell you that you don’t need to panic because the problem of the Cursor disappearing in Windows 10 can be easily fixed.
After upgrading, you may not get the cursor back, or the mouse will disappear on Windows 10 after the system exits sleep mode. In such cases, the following methods will help you return the cursor.
Is your mouse freezing, twitching, or disappearing while playing video games and other applications on the Windows 10 operating system? You are lucky because today we will tell you the cause of this, not the most pleasant problem, maybe and how it can be eliminated, and once and for all.
Causes of Freezing, Twitching, and Disappearing Mouse on Windows 10
You might experience this “discomfort” with your pointer for many reasons. There is a list of the most common causes:
- the option to return the pointer to its original position in the dialog box is activated;
- the option of increased pointer setting accuracy is activated;
- the option to hide the pointer during keyboard input is activated;
- incorrectly working mouse driver;
- laptop touchpad conflicts with the connected mouse;
- the system uses drivers for another mouse;
- problems with the mouse itself (hardware problem).
Having seen the possible causes, let’s try to fix your mouse disappearing on Windows 10.
Fixing Mouse Disappeared on Windows 10
Turn off hiding the pointer as you type (disappearing the mouse). The option to hide the pointer during keyboard input may be activated in the settings of your OS. Often users like this option, but some users still prefer to have their mouse always present on the screen. For example, disabling this feature will be helpful for people who suffer from vision problems.
To disable hiding the pointer as you type, do the following:
- Press Win + S;
- write “Control Panel” and click on the result found;
- by selecting small/large icons in view mode, open the “Mouse” section;
- in the new window, go to the “Pointer Options” tab;
- uncheck the option “Hide pointer while typing”;
- apply the changes in the mouse settings and close the window.
Test your mouse and make sure it no longer disappears from the screen.
Turn off the increased accuracy of the mouse installation (hanging and twitching).
Some users claim that their mouse freezes and twitches because they have an option activated in the cursor parameters, increasing the accuracy of setting the pointer. It seems to be a practical option, but many reports on the network show that it causes various problems for Windows users.
To disable this option, follow these steps:
- open pointer options as shown above;
- uncheck the option “Enable increased pointer precision”;
- save changes and close the window.
The way your mouse moves across the screen will change, but the twitches and stutters should be gone. Of course, this will only happen if that option was the problem.
Disable Cursor Return in Dialog Box (Jerking and Disappearing).
Another option in pointer options can cause sudden mouse twitches and disappearances. If this option is active, your mouse cursor will automatically be moved to one or another button in the dialog box. This can be highly inconvenient, even very dangerous, in some cases.
Turn off this option like this:
- go to pointer options (↑);
- uncheck the option “On the button selected by default”;
- save your changes and close the mouse options window.
Now, when dialog boxes appear, your mouse will not twitch in the direction of the buttons in these windows.
Reinstall the mouse driver / uninstall the additional driver (freezes, twitches, and disappears).
The mouse could start to freeze, twitch and disappear since its driver started to work not quite correctly. A simple driver reinstall should resolve the issue completely. Reinstallation is performed as follows:
- open the “Mice and other pointing devices” section;
- right-click on your mouse, for example, an HID-compatible mouse, and select “Remove device”;
- restart your computer.
The operating system will automatically install the missing drivers. Test your mouse and see if the issues have been resolved. Do you have two mice on your PC? Drivers for a second mouse not currently in use may conflict with your primary rodent – uninstall the second mouse drivers.
Also, you can fix the mouse that disappeared on Windows 10 with the help of Windows function keys.
It may happen that installing the latest version of the operating system will disable the mouse cursor and its operation. And you can solve it with the help of Windows function keys. The combination of function keys that will work for you depends on your keyboard model and mouse. Thus, check the following combinations of Windows function keys and return the disappeared cursor.
- Fn + F3
- Fn + F5
- Fn + F9
- Fn + F11
If none of these key combinations work and do not update the driver, then you can try the last method of rolling back the mouse driver to the old one. Usually, an incompatible or old driver leads to similar problems.
Disable laptop touchpad.
It turns out that laptop owners can have various problems with the mouse. The reason is the included touchpad. Fortunately, you can turn the touchpad off whenever a mouse is connected to the laptop. You can do this in the following way:
- open the mouse properties, as shown above;
- go to the “Device / Touchpad Settings” tab;
- check the box next to the option “Disable internal pointing device when connecting an external pointing device to the USB port”;
- save your changes and close the window;
- restart your laptop.
Roll back the mouse cursor to fix the disappearing mouse cursor problem.
If updating the driver did not help, perhaps the latest version of the driver is not compatible with Windows 10. You can go back to an earlier time.
The solutions in this article were supposed to help you fix mouse freezes, twitches, and disappearances on Windows 10. If you still can’t fix your problem, then, unfortunately, something is probably wrong with the mouse itself. Try to check it on another computer; if the situation is the same, change the mouse or take it to the workshop for repair. If you have other methods to solve the problem, we will be grateful if you share them with us.