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Windows 7: mouse pointer disappearing?

25 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
mouse pointer disappearing?

While in IE my mouse pointer will disappear. I unchecked "hide while typing" and it still disappears. I'll be reading a web page and the pointer disappears, I then have to shake the mouse so I can see where it is.
Is this a new "feature" in the latest version of IE. If so, how do I turn it off?

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25 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64 (both laptops)

Do you have some mouse software such as Logitech or Microsoft?
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25 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

No, but I did find a resolution while rearching this problem if anybody is interested.
I had multiple tabs open. One was to a site which had flash embedded videos (or something like that).
I closed the tab for the site and now my mouse pointer doesn't disappear anymore.
I don't know if an update to flash is needed or the website needs to be fixed.
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25 Jul 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

If your mouse is wireless, bad battery?
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26 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

It's a USB mouse. It didn't do this in any other program. I looked for a similar issue on the net and found one that's similar and is caused by a bug in flash or certain buggy websites that use flash.
It's "fixed" for the time being. When I go to the site that causes the issue, I don't have any other tabs open.
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26 Jul 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Glad you figured out a work-around. You can also try updating both Flash and Shockwave player.
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27 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


In the past i experienced the same sort of behavior, see here Mouse Pointer Flickers, Blinks or Disappears In Web Browser | gadget daily

I upgraded the plugin and 'bobs your uncle' resolved!

Perhaps not too relevant now as you are aware of a work around!

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