How to Fix Mouse Pointer/Cursor Keeps Disappearing in Windows 11

Even after having the newly launched Windows OS for a couple of months or so, it seems that some Windows 11 users are encountering multiple issues or bugs, unfortunately. It doesn’t mean the Win11 OS has those issues or everyone is having the same issues. But some of them are definitely going through conflicts on their PCs due to several reasons. Meanwhile, some users are reporting that the Mouse Pointer/Cursor Keeps Disappearing in Windows 11.

Sometimes the chances are quite high that your connected mouse cursor or pointer suddenly gets disappeared on your Windows system which is a bit of a rare incident these days. However, it’s quite common among PC users for years because, at any point in time, some of them have experienced such an issue for sure. Though it’s not a major issue, it’s pretty inconvenient. If so, you can follow this troubleshooting guide completely to try fixing it manually.

How to Fix Mouse Pointer/Cursor Keeps Disappearing in Windows 11

How to Fix Mouse Pointer/Cursor Keeps Disappearing in Windows 11

Here we’ve shared a couple of possible workarounds for you that should gonna help a lot. Make sure to follow all the methods one by one until the problem has been fixed for you. Now, without further ado, let’s jump into it. You can also check out the video tutorial below if you want.

1. Turn On/Off the Physical Touchpad Lock Key

If you’re using a laptop then you might have noticed there is a physical touchpad lock key present on your keyboard that you can enable or disable. So, if you’re facing the mouse pointer or cursor disappearing issue on your Windows 11 laptop then make sure to check if the feature is turned off or not.

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Note: Depending on your laptop model number or manufacturer, the touchpad lock key can be found on the keyboard. For example, if you’re using a Lenovo IdeaPad series laptop then the F6 key will be one that you’re looking for. It’ll look like a ‘crossed touchpad icon’ for your ease. On some laptops, the key will indicate a turn ON/OFF status.

Turn On/Off the Physical Touchpad Lock Key

  • Make sure to single press the touchpad lock key to turn it off or vice-versa to cross-check the specific issue. [If in case, you do not have the function lock enabled on the laptop then press and hold the Fn key + press the touchpad lock key to activate/deactivate the touchpad feature]

2. Enable Touchpad from Windows Settings

For most of the latest generation Windows laptops, users can easily turn on/off the touchpad functionality on the integrated keyboard. Here in this case, you’ll have to enable the touchpad function on the laptop. To do so:

  • Press the Win+I keys on the keyboard to open Windows Settings.
  • Now, click on Bluetooth & devices from the left pane > Click on Touchpad.

How to Fix Mouse Pointer/Cursor Keeps Disappearing in Windows 11

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  • Make sure to turn ON the Touchpad option.

How to Fix Mouse Pointer/Cursor Keeps Disappearing in Windows 11

  • If it’s already turned on then turn it off and turn it on again.

3. Update Mouse Driver

Sometimes an outdated or corrupted mouse driver on the PC may cause multiple issues while using the touchpad feature. Make sure to install the latest version of the mouse driver to fix such problems. To do so:

  • Right-click on the Start Menu to open up the Quick Access Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager from the list.

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  • Now, double-click on the Mice and other pointing devices category to expand the list.
  • Then right-click on the specific mouse device.

  • Select Update driver > Choose Search automatically for drivers.
  • If there is an update available, it’ll automatically download and install the latest version.
  • Once done, make sure to reboot your computer to change the effects.

Alternatively, you can manually download the latest version of the mouse driver and install it directly on your computer via the official manufacturer’s website.

4. Rollback Mouse Driver

It’s highly recommended to try downgrading the mouse driver on your computer by following the steps below because rolling back the driver might gonna help your system easily resolve multiple issues with the touchpad functionality or mouse cursor disappearing. To do this:

  • Right-click on the Start Menu to open up the Quick Access Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager from the list.
  • Now, double-click on the Mice and other pointing devices category to expand the list.
  • Then right-click on the specific mouse device > Select Properties.

How to Fix Mouse Pointer/Cursor Keeps Disappearing in Windows 11

  • Click on the Driver tab > Click on Roll Back Driver (if available).
  • Once the mouse driver is downgraded, you can reboot the system, and check for the Mouse Pointer Disappearing in Windows 11 issue again.

5. Reinstall Mouse Driver

You should always try uninstalling and reinstalling the mouse driver on your computer to ensure there is no problem with your mouse driver. Because a corrupted mouse driver can always trigger several issues whatsoever.

  • Right-click on the Start Menu to open up the Quick Access Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager from the list.
  • Now, double-click on the Mice and other pointing devices category to expand the list.
  • Then right-click on the specific mouse device > Select Uninstall device.

  • If prompted, click on Uninstall again, and complete the uninstallation process.
  • Once done, make sure to restart your computer to apply changes immediately.
  • The required mouse driver will be installed automatically by the system.
  • You’re good to go.

6. Disable the Tablet Mode

If in case, you’re using the hybrid Windows device that has a detachable keyboard like modern laptops that means once you detach the keyboard from the device, it basically switches to the tablet mode by default. In that scenario, the mouse cursor or pointer gets disabled/turned off as the device offers touchscreen functionality. So, the chances are high that the Tablet Mode is still turned on even after reconnecting the keyboard to the device.

Since there is no specific way to manually disable the Tablet Mode on your Windows 11 system, you’ll have to restart the device to automatically calibrate the keyboard input option to the device by the system. To do so:

  • Just connect your Windows 11 device with the keyboard (if not connected already).
  • Now, press the Alt+F4 keys together on your keyboard to open up the ‘Shut Down Wizard’ on your screen.
  • Then press the Down Arrow key to get the ‘Restart’ option in the drop-down menu.
  • Next, press the Tab key to shift the cursor/pointer on the ‘OK’ button.
  • Finally, press the Enter key on your keyboard to restart the computer.
  • Enjoy!

7. Turn Off Hide Pointer While Typing

If none of the methods worked for you then make sure to follow this method to particularly disable the hide the mouse pointer while typing option so that the mouse cursor remains visible even if you’re typing something. To do so:

  • Press the Win+I keys on the keyboard to open Windows Settings.
  • Click on Mouse > Click on Additional mouse settings.
  • Now, go to the Pointer Options tab > Make sure to uncheck (turn off) ‘Hide pointer while typing’.
  • Click on Apply and click on OK to save changes.
  • Reboot the PC to change effects immediately and check if the Mouse Pointer or Cursor Disappearing issue in Windows 11 is still happening or not.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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