16962 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 30, 2010 9:47 AM by tucsonalama
I've seen some apps turn the cursor invisible.
Are you running 3rd party Apps? Does the invisible mouse happen when only running some apps?
I generally get my cursor back if I click and manage to enable a different app that does not hide the cursor. You could also try using Command-Tab to switch to a different app.
I have been having the same issue with my 2010 Macbook Pro running the latest version of Snow Leopard. It appears to happen mostly when using Safari. The cursor just disappears and using the trackpad, I have to move it to the magnified dock to relocate it. Then I can use it again until is disappears again.
I have the same problem under 10.6.5
Pointer and mouse suddenly disappear from the window, resulting in my dumb self typing in the void (this happens mostly in M$oft Word and Firefox, because this are my main working apps).
I need to click back on the mouse to retrieve pointer.
This never happened until updating to 10.6.5
New Proposed Workaround:
I think this is a problem with spaces/expose'. I have struggled with the problem for about 2 years (10.5 and 10.6) and some months back found a work around that always works and does not require waiting forever, or rebooting my machine. This may only apply to MBPs. But since I have 3 of them afflicted (my XServe is not) I have been able to verify it across an older 15" MBP (Intel), and my Unibody MBP 15" and 17".
1 - Do the 4 finger swipe on the track pad. (Or however you initiate the switch applications widget)
2 - Select any app via arrow keys.
2 - Mouse Pointer reappears.
That is all.
Please let me know if this does or does not work.