Curser Disappears

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Rosemarie, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. Rosemarie

    Rosemarie Guest

    This is a problem my mom is having on her new PC, I'm not familiar with it so
    I shall discribe the problem as best I can.

    The curser when in Word, Excel etc will disappear when she begins typing.
    She has turned off the mouse setting that hides the curser when typing. So
    that setting is not the problem. The curser will continue to be hidden after
    clicking and moving it around. The curser can only be seen when it passes
    over a menu but will not be seen on the actual page she is typing on. She is
    using Windows Vista and Office 2003. Is there a fix for this or does anyone
    have any ideas what is causing this? I've had this expirence with AutoCAD and
    found that minimizing and maximizing the window will correct the error. This
    however have failed to work with my mom's problem.
    Rosemarie, Jul 13, 2007
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  2. Try this. Open Control Panel, open Mouse, go to the pointers tab, and
    change the cursor type she is using. I use the arrow which gives the
    resting cursor the appearance of an "I" in bold type but try others if that
    doesn't suit her. Then, go to the Pointer Options tab and place a check
    next to
    "Show location of pointer when I press CTRL key," click apply and ok. Any
    time thereafter that the cursor gets lost, she can find it by pressing the
    control key
    Michael Solomon, Jul 13, 2007
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