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  • Michael Alexander8 Level 1 (10 points)

    I have a very similar problem that is when I use the magic mouse on a webpage it dissapears.  I know its still there because I can see things on the webpage become highlighted as I move the mouse around.  The only way for me to get it back is to move the "ghost" cursor to the dock area and then it becomes visable again.  It's strange because I had it before and thought, just like Fielding thought, that everything was ok, but I guess I was wrong.  I have a 27' iMac circa Jan'11 and it's been a work horse.  My feeling is that this is a software glitch that I hope if enough people, like DylanSEASF and I complain about, will be fixed in the future.  In the meantime, I will try turning my mouse off and on and see what that does.  If it works I'll let you know.

  • rl.emails Level 1 (0 points)

    My guess is that it's a Lion glitch.  If I press F10, the cursor comes back.

  • shinazy Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks for the tip, i'll try the f10 key.  had my iMac for two weeks and have several issues i thought i could eliminate when i tossed my pc...alas, just a different set of issues....hey, but the computer looks good.



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  • kathnye26 Level 1 (0 points)

    I also have the same problem with my new Macbook pro w/o retina display. My problem just started today. The cursor won't come back until a make frantic movements on the track pad. Still can click and things get highlighted but i can't see the cursor at all. Apple please fix. This should not be happening.

  • PacAce Level 1 (5 points)

    I've had this issue for a while also but I think I've finally resolved it.  Looks like it may not be a Mac OS X issue but an Adobe Flash Player issue.  Updating to the latest version (11.4)  of Adobe Flash Player seems to have fixed it for me.  Below is the link to the Flash Player download page, for your convenience:



    The cursor will still disapper after a few seconds of inactivity when the video is in full screen mode but it will reappear immediately when you move the mouse.


    Hope this resolves your issues as well.



  • PacAce Level 1 (5 points)

    Well, looks like it's not a perfect fix.  The cursor doesn't always reappear  after the cursor disappears but it is better then it was before.  Oh well.... <sigh> 

  • David Dodge Level 1 (5 points)

    I first posted to this discussion on Sep. 9, 2011. The problem has transcended Lion and now lives happily unsolved in Mountain Lion. I use a agriculture mouse, but I can't confirm if it's involved in the problem of the disappearing cursor. Howevever, the problem only occurs when I use Safari and it can be solved by quitting and rerunning Safari. Is Flash involved? I am not sure, but it could be. It would be great if someone could find a repeating pattern, such as watching videos. Apple should really look at this closely.

  • David Dodge Level 1 (5 points)

    Hmmm that is Magic Mouse "corrected" to "Agriculture Mouse." :)

  • Perrenial Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm also having the same issue with a 4 year old 13" macbook pro.


    As far as I can tell it seems to be related to Flash.


    If I go to the website and then tab to other pages while a video is running it vanishes. If I head back the running video and pause it the cursor reappears.


    ... still I'm completely stumpted.

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