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Mouse Cursor Disappears on Windows 10 [Solved]

The mouse cursor is used to do everything on the graphical user interface. Without the mouse cursor, navigating to the system and performing daily tasks is almost impossible. However, the “Mouse Cursor Disappears” issue can sometimes appear on Windows 10. This issue can be caused by outdated Windows, tablet mode being enabled. Moreover, enabling pointer shadow or a setting can also cause the mouse cursor to disappear when you are typing.

In this write-up, we will discuss multiple solutions to the Mouse Cursor Disappearing issue on Windows 10.

How to Fix and Stop Your Mouse Cursor From Disappearing Issue on Windows 10?

To stop your Mouse Cursor from Disappearing on Windows 10, try the following solutions:

Method 1: Check for Updates

Maybe outdated drivers of your mouse are causing this issue. A new update might have been released to fix this issue. Therefore, check for updates by typing “check” in the search box and pressing enter to open the check for updates screen:

Now, press the “Check for updates” button. In our case, it was resuming update because updates have been paused on our system:

Download and install the updates and restart your system to apply the updates.

Method 2: Run Hardware Troubleshooter

Troubleshooter is a built-in accessory of Windows to help us fix problems and get rid of issues. Run the “Hardware and Device” troubleshooter by going through the steps listed below.

Step 1: Open Run Box

Press “Windows+R” to open the Run box: 

Step 2: Open Hardware and Device Troubleshooter

Type “msdt.exe -id DeviceDiagnostic” in the Run box and press enter:

Step 3: Troubleshoot

Click “Next” to start the troubleshooting process:

As a result, the troubleshooter will diagnose and fix the issues encountered.

Method 3: Disable Tablet Mode

You can enable “Tablet mode” if you have a Touchscreen system. Utilizing this option will make the cursor disappear. However, you can disable it by clicking on the notification button on the bottom right corner of your screen and tapping the “Tablet mode” button to turn it off:

Method 4: Set Pointer Scheme

To fix the “Mouse Cursor Disappears” on Windows 10, set the pointer scheme to none and disable the pointer shadow by following the instruction provided below.

Step 1: Go to Mouse Properties

Launch the Run box, write “Control mouse”, and press enter to open the “Mouse Properties”:

Step 2: Redirect to the “Pointers” Tab

Switch to the tab highlighted in the image below:

Step 3: Set Scheme to None

Select “(None)” in the drop-down list under the “Scheme” section:

Step 4: Disable Pointer Shadow

Untick the “Enable Pointer Shadow” checkbox as seen below:

Method 5: Stop the Cursor From Disappearing When You are Typing

If your cursor only disappears when you are typing, you can disable this setting from the mouse properties.

Step 1: Switch Tab

Go to “Mouse Properties”, and switch to the “Pointer Options” tab:

Step 2: Show Pointer While Typing

Uncheck the “Hide pointer while typing” checkbox:

Lastly, press “OK” and start typing. The mouse cursor will appear side by side.


The “Mouse Cursor Disappears” issue on Windows 10 can be fixed using multiple methods. These methods include checking for updates, running the hardware troubleshooter, disabling tablet mode, setting the pointer scheme, or stopping the cursor from disappearing when you are typing. In this article, we provided ways to fix the “Mouse Cursor Disappears” issue on Windows 10.

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