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Six ways to fix a Windows mouse pointer that’s not working

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Is it possible that your mouse pointer is disappearing from Windows? Is it disappearing as you type? There are solutions. These solutions will show you how to use Windows 10 without a mouse.

Let’s get going and restore the mouse pointer on our devices.

1. Quick Fixes for a MousePointer That Doesn’t Appear

Before we get into details, let’s look at some quick fixes that will restore your mouse pointer. These can only be used with a mouse and not a touchpad.

Connect the mouse sensor/cable

You can either remove or reconnect the sensor or cable depending on whether your mouse has a wired or wireless connection. Move the mouse once the cable has been reconnected to check if the mouse returns.

Check the cables and batteries

Make sure your wired mouse is in good condition. If the problem persists, replace the batteries.

Use a different USB port

It is possible that the USB port is defective, and the mouse may have disappeared. Switch to another port to resolve the problem.

Use the Mouse to Control a Different Computer

If all else fails, try another device for your mouse. If the problem continues, you must have your mouse repaired.

Let’s discuss how to troubleshoot your PC if the mouse isn’t working on another device.

2. In System Settings, hide the mouse pointer

The way you set up your mouse settings can cause this issue. Let’s take a look at what you can do in this situation to restore the mouse pointer.

  1. To open Run Command Dialog Box, press Win+
  2. Type control mouse and hit Enter to open the Mouse Properties window.
  3. Keep pressing the Tab Button until the Buttons tab opens.

Next, use the Arrow keys to navigate to the tab for pointer options. Continue pressing the Tab button to the pointer options tab.

Click on the Spacebar to uncheck the box.

Next, navigate to Apply by using the Tab keyboard. Then press the Spacbar button to save these settings. Next navigate to OK using the Tab keyboard. To complete the process, press the Spabar button.

3. Turn on the Touchpad

Touchpads can cause this issue.

How to activate your touchpad and fix the problem:

  1. To open Run Command Dialog Box, press Win+
  2. Type control mouse and hit Enter to open the Mouse Properties window.
  3. Use the Tab key to navigate to the Buttonstab.
  4. Next, use the Arrow keys to navigate to the Touchpad Tab (usually labeled ELAN or Device Setting).
  5. To enable the device option select it using the Tab. Then press the spacebar.

Use the Tab keyboard key to navigate to the App option. Next, use the Tab keyboard key to navigate to the App option. Next navigate to OK with the Tab keyboard, and then press the Spacebar.

4. For a touchscreen device, disable tablet mode

If you’re using a touchscreen device, Windows Tablet mode is the most popular. You might have lost your pointer because you switched from Tablet mode.

If Tablet Mode is enabled, here’s how you can disable it.

  1. The Notification Centre Icon is located in the lower-right corner.
  2. To disable the Tablet Mode feature press it (its color should turn gray when disabled).

5. Use the Bluetooth Troubleshooter or Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter

Windows comes with built-in tools to help you fix the problem. This article will explain how to use Bluetooth and Hardware & device troubleshooters to fix the problem.

How to use the Hardware & Devices troubleshooter.

  1. Type Settings in the search box using the Windows key
  2. Select the Settings option by using the Arrow keys, and then press Enter.
  3. Next, type in Problem Shoot into your search box. Next, type Problem Shoot into the search box. Next, hit Enter.

Click the Tab link in the next window to move to the right-hand pane. Once you are there, click the Tab link in the next window.

Once the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter is highlighted, press tab. For more information, press Enter.

Once you are done, you can start the Bluetooth troubleshooting. You must use a wireless mouse to perform this function.

  1. Follow the steps to open the Troubleshoot Settings Window.
  2. Next, locate the Bluetooth troubleshooter. Next, follow the steps above to run the troubleshooter.

6. Reinstall the mouse drivers, or update them.

This issue may also be caused by corrupted mouse drivers. This situation can be corrected by updating or reinstalling the mouse drivers.

These are the steps to upgrade your mouse drivers

  1. For Device Manager, use the Win + keys. Next, press Enter.
  2. Press Tab to navigate to the Mice and other pointing devices. Use the right pointing Arrow to expand this menu.
  3. Use the down-pointing keyboard to select the appropriate mouse driver. To right-click on the driver, press Shift + HTML10.
  4. Select the Update driver option by using the down-pointing Arrow Key, and then hit Enter.

Next, use the Arrow keys to search automatically for updated driver software. To complete the process, follow the screen instructions.

If you still have problems, these are the steps to reinstall your mouse drivers:

  1. Follow the steps above to open the device manager.
  2. To right-click any mouse driver, press Shift + HTML10 then select Uninstall device.
  3. Next, navigate to Mice & Other Pointing devices and right-click using Shift + HTML10. Next, click on Scan hardware for modifications and hit Enter.

After you’re done, restart your computer.

It is easy to bring back the mouse pointer that has disappeared from your screen

It’s difficult to use your computer without a mouse. These tips will make it easy to quickly return your mouse if it goes missing.

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