How do I get my cursor back on Windows 10?

Ivan Jenic
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The disappearance of the mouse pointer is a very annoying thing. Newly installed operating systems often trigger this issue.

So, in this article, we’re going to show you what to do if your mouse cursor disappears in Windows 10.
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How do I make my mouse cursor visible again?

This problem may occur under various manifestations. Here are the most frequent ones:

  • Windows 10 mouse pointer disappears after login — sometimes, your mouse cursor may disappear after you unlock the screen. In this case, try unplugging and plugging it back in and that should solve the problem.
  • Windows 10 mouse pointer disappears after sleep — if you can’t see your mouse cursor after waking your PC from sleep, you’re not the only one.

when I wake my Windows 10 PC from sleep my mouse won’t work. I don’t see cursor on my screen nor can I move my mouse (I can’t hover over buttons or Start button). Oddly enough left and right click are working.

  • Mouse cursor disappears on Chrome — many users reported that sometimes mouse pointer disappears on Chrome, while it’s still visible on other browsers.

Recently, I’ve found that my pointer disappears whenever I’m on my default internet browsing site (Google Chrome). I can see it when using Internet Explore though. I have a HP Pavilion x2. I can still use even when I can’t see it, which can be useful, but hard to use. I can see it everywhere else. I’ve tried using the troubleshoot, but it never finds anything wrong.

  • Mouse cursor disappears after Windows update — installing the latest Windows 10 updates may sometimes break your mouse. Usually, a simple restart should be enough to fix this problem.

1. Press function keys just in case

Maybe the Windows 10 installation disabled the function of your mouse pointer.

If that’s the case, it could be resolved just like users were resolving it in previous versions of Windows — by pressing the function keys on your keyboard.

So, try one of the following combinations, depending on your keyboard and mouse model, and your mouse cursor may become visible again: Fn + F3, Fn + F9, Fn + F11. 

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