February 6, 2018

How to Fix Mouse Pointer Disappears on Chrome


Mouse Pointer disappears while searching Internet is a common problem for Google Chrome users. Mouse pointer disappearing often happens with Windows computers with touch screen. Mouse inputs are not registering in Chrome resulting in disappearance of mouse pointers while user try to switch between tabs.

Test Mouse Pointer stopped working suddenly

1. In Chrome, open 2 Tabs or more with any website
2. Place one finger on the screen and hold it there
3. Without lifting your finger, perform any keyboard shortcut which causes tab-focus to switch. e.g. press Ctrl+T (same results with ctrl+Tab or ctl+W)

Disable Hardware Acceleration

Go to Chrome Settings > System and uncheck the following -

Use hardware acceleration when available

hardware acceleration chrome

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Update Google Chrome to Latest Version

 Help > About Google Chrome, wait for the update to get finished and click Relaunch button.

Disable Adobe Flash

Go to More tools > Extensions and disable flash.

Enable Touch pad and mouse

If you have accidentally clicked keys in the laptop to disable mouse and touch pad, press it again to enable mouse pointer.

Unselect Hide Cursor

Go to Control Panel, Select Mouse, click pointer options and UN-SELECT HIDE POINTER/MOUSE CURSOR WHILE TYPING.

untick hide to fix Mouse Pointer Disappears on Chrome

 You can submit a issue report to Chrome team, if the problem appears still.

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