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Windows 7: Lost cursor in media center

06 Nov 2009   #1
pjan6709

Windows7 professional
 
 
Lost cursor in media center

Hi,
I have a problem in that whenever I open windows media center The cursor disappears. It seems as though it is there but invisible, as when I move the mouse around icons will light up and activate if I click on them. the problem has just occurred and was previously okay. I wonder if anyone else has experienced this problem and could anyone offer some advice on how to rectify the problem.

Cheers....pjan6709


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06 Nov 2009   #2
Qdos

 

Same problem, no cure (yet).

Until SP1 when M$ may fix this consider using Media Centre on a seperate monitor through S-Video (if you have it) with a remote control.

I have an Emprex 3000 remote, excellent piece of kit.

Alternatively, try this:-

The Maxifier
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06 Nov 2009   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

If you're in full screen mode, press Esc button ...does that bring the cursor back?
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06 Nov 2009   #4
larry d

W7 home premium 323 bit
 
 

Have you tried turning off pointer trails? I am now using W7 but had the same problem in vista. Turning off pointer trails worked for me in vista.
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06 Nov 2009   #5
pjan6709

Windows7 professional
 
 

Hi,
Thanks, Qdos jacee & larry D for your quick response, I did try both and neither worked. However on opening media center this morning I find the cursor had mysteriously reappeared. Windows did an update during the night maybe that did the trick. Anyway, thanks again everyone for your help.
Cheers
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06 Nov 2009   #6
Qdos

 

See whether hitting the Windows button on your keyboard does anything, it seems to temporarily give me some cursor control - well, sometimes at least!

On my setup I'm using two monitors. I'm going to set Media Centre to run on an S-Video cable and control it uniquely with a remote control handset, but it's a sure indication that we're still BETA testing the OS in truth, eh?
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06 Nov 2009   #7
pjan6709

Windows7 professional
 
 

Hi Qdos,
I didn't try hitting the windows button but I will if it happens again. Maybe I did by mistake and that's what's fixed the problem. Thanks again.
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09 Dec 2009   #8
userld

Windows 7
 
 
Same Problem

My cursor also disappears in Windows Media Center. It does this on my DeskTop and my LapTop. Not so much of a problem on DeskTop becasue it is a touch screen... just annoying. But it is a big problem with La Top. I can not use it! Can someone fix this!
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09 Dec 2009   #9
userld

Windows 7
 
 
Turn Off Trails Works

Turning off mouse trails works. I can now see my cursor in Media. Thanks
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10 Dec 2009   #10
pjan6709

Windows7 professional
 
 

I have tried everything, nothing works. It does come back periodically and then will just disappear again, no idea why. I have now overcome the problem by using a remote control.
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