Most of the users of windows 10 operating system have reported that mouse cursor is not present and have disappeared on windows 10 & 11 PC. This is quite annoying problem and for a Operating system which went popular just because of Graphic user interface, lack of the most important part of GUI that is mouse makes it pretty difficult to use PC.
But do not worry as we have found the solution to this typical problem and that too working one using which and following the steps you can easily fix your mouse disappearance problem on your PC.
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Method 1 – Try pressing specific Keys from your Keyboard
Note: If you are using a laptop, just try pressing fn key and any of the key from F1 to F12. You have to try with each key from F1 to F12 with fn and try to find out your mouse cursor has got enabled or not. Since most of the laptop manufacturers have provided this functionality to turn off the Mousepad and mouse using fn key and any of the key F1 to F12.
For example :-
- If you are using Acer Laptop , you can enable or disable touchpad using F7 in acer laptop keyboard.
- Try Pressing F1, F2, F3 and so on individually and keep checking your problem get fixed or not.
- Try pressing fn and F1 together , then fn and F2 together and so on and check that your problem has been solved or not.
- Try pressing combination such as Function key + F3 or Function key + F5 or Function key + F9 or Function key + F11
- Try pressings FN key and keeping it pressed, try pressing first row keys of your laptop one by one and see what works.
This may re enable your mouse pad again if it has been turned off accidentally by you in any case. If it does not get solved , try methods given below.
Method 2 – Update mouse driver
1 – Press windows key and R together to open run.
2 – Now, write devmgmt.msc in it and press enter key.
3 – Once the device manager window opens up., follow steps below.
4 -Press Tab key to select topmost main entry from the device manager list.
5 – Now, keep pressing down arrow key to move downwards and reach to the point of Mice and other pointing device.
6 – Now, click right arrow key on the keyboard to expand it.
7 – Again press the down arrow key to select your mouse device.
8 – Now, Press Shift + F10 to open the context menu.
9 – Again select Update driver using down arrow key and then hit enter.
10 – Follow the on screen instructions to update the mouse driver.
Method 3 – Re-enable your mouse in the mouse settings
1 – Press windows key + I together to open settings panel.
2 – Now, Press Tab to select first item and then use arrow key to navigate and finally once devices is selected, hit enter.
3 – Now, use again Tab and Arrow keys to select Mouse from left side menu.
4 – Now, choose additional mouse options.
5 – Now, choose Clickpad from the top tabs.
6 – Finally choose ClickPad Enable to enable mousepad.
Most probably your mouse pointer will get restored.
Method 4 – Using Laptop Power button
1 – Press the Power button of your laptop once , so that the laptop goes to sleep mode
2 – Now, try to log back in.
Although there are no specific reasons why this works , but it works for most of the users out there.
Method 5 – End task of Chrome in Task manager
If you are facing this issue in chrome, do the steps which follows: –
1 – Press CTRL + SHIFT + Esc keys together from your keyboard.
2 – Now, in task manager, Locate Chrome and right click on it and choose end task.
Now, Open chrome again.
Saurav is associated with IT industry and computers for more than a decade and is writing on The Geek Page on topics revolving on windows 10 and softwares.