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  1. My touchpad cursor tends to disappear. I usually have to reboot for it to reappear, but...


    My touchpad cursor is missing. Any ideas on how to get it back?

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    valiantbrother, Oct 7, 2018
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  2. wittier Win User

    Cursor / Mouse Pointer disappears from screen, doesn't reappear


    Cursor / Mouse Pointer disappears from screen, doesn't reappear

    Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
    HP Envy x360

    Frequently the cursor arrow / mouse pointer disappears from the screen. I sometimes can move the pointer up to the top of the screen using the touchpad and sometimes it will return to being viewable. It's as if the pointer/cursor is sometimes hidden when it's positioned in the body of the screen but reappears when it's up in the header. Moving my finger around the touchpad doesn't recover the pointer until I move to the top of the touchpad. I can see that the app is reacting as if the cursor is over items on the screen (they flicker for example) but the arrow does not appear.

    The app I use most is Chrome. I don't think it's an app issue but will try to monitor whether it happens in other apps as well.

    More effective in recovering the pointer is touching the touch screen and then the touchpad and the mouse pointer then reappears.

    I've tried resizing and changing the color of the mouse pointer in Windows Settings, but this didn't change the issue.

    How can I make the cursor / mouse pointer arrow disappear less often and, if it disappears, make it come back by just touching the touchpad?
     
    wittier, Oct 7, 2018
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  3. Kevin_KK Win User
    How to prevent the mouse cursor from moving up/down when scrolling on touchpad

    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes. There are a number of different cases. Take UWP application "Microsoft News" and traditional windows application Chrome browser as an example:

    • If "Microsoft News" is of the focus, and if the mouse cursor is within "Microsoft News", when I scroll down using two fingers on touchpad, the mouse cursor first disappears and reappears to the bottom of the original position as a small dot, which also
      moves down on screen. After I stop scrolling, the small dot disappears, and the mouse cursor does not reappear, until I move the mouse on touchpad with a single finger.
    • If "Microsoft News" is of the focus, but if the mouse cursor is within "Chrome" browser, when I scroll down using two fingers, "Chrome" browser becomes the focus (which should not have happened), and the mouse cursor completely disappears. It won't reappear
      immediately after I stop scrolling and move the mouse with a single finger, but reappear in one or two seconds from the neighborhood of where I would expect it to be. So in this case: 1. I won't expect "Chrome" becomes the focus but it will; and 2. I cannot
      predict precisely where the mouse cursor will reappear on the screen.
    • If "Chrome" is of the focus, but if the mouse cursor is within "Microsoft News", the "Microsoft News" becomes the focus, which shouldn't have happened either. Then the mouse cursor becomes a small dot, which is the same as the first case.
    • If "Chrome" is of the focus, and if the mouse cursor is within "Chrome" window, nothing suspicious happens.
    • For the above four cases, if I scroll using a physical mouse rather than a touchpad, nothing suspicious happens.
    This issue takes place every time when a UWP application and a traditional window application are both visible on screen.

    More issues:

    • When two UWP applications are both visible, if one scrolls (not tested with a mouse yet, only on touchpad) over the app not in focus, it becomes the focus, which shouldn't have happened.
    • When two traditional windows applications are both visible, if one scrolls (not tested with a mouse yet, only on touchpad) over the application not in focus, the scrolling speed becomes
      very fast, even if the speed has been set to slow in the touchpad setting panel.
    Probably there's no way but waiting for update. But if there's anything I can do to fix them, it would be of great help. Thanks again.

    P.S. I'm using Samsung laptop preinstalled with Windows 10 Home edition. I never turn off Windows update.
     
    Kevin_KK, Oct 7, 2018
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  4. My touchpad cursor tends to disappear. I usually have to reboot for it to reappear, but...

    cursor has disappeared

    My cursor has disappeared on my new laptop and I can't get it back. I've checked to see if the driver is updated, I've checked the devise settings in the control panel, I've rebooted - I've done everything suggested on the usual online help sites. Any
    other suggestions? If I didn't have the touch screen, I couldn't do anything.
     
    WilliamCalkins2, Oct 7, 2018
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