6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 30, 2010 9:47 AM by tucsonalama
jmjaneiro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,

Recently I've been noticing that the pointer of my mouse disappears from the screen. I know that the mouse is working because when I move it an pass by the dock the items amplify, but I can't see the pointer. I've noticed first in certain websites, but when I clicked the mouse it appeared again. Now I've noticed that it did the same in my desktop for no apparent reason.
My mouse is the Apple Magic mouse, and I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.4.

Does anyone had a similar problem?

Cheers

João

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (61,945 points)
    Don't know since I don't have a magic mouse, preferring wired ones. However, System Preferences->Universal Access->Mouse->select a larger Cursor Size so you can determine exactly what's going on.
  • BobHarris Level 6 Level 6 (15,580 points)
    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.
  • cstewart Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    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.
  • Hellstan Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    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
  • GageGecko Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I too am experiencing this issue on several of my Macs. I haven't found a fix for it as of yet but the quickest and easiest way to get the mouse to reappear is to Command Tab a couple of times and the pointer reappears.
  • tucsonalama Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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.