14 Replies Latest reply: Nov 27, 2012 5:26 PM by MastaPCkillah
cmann1972 Level 1 (0 points)

Anybody else having this problem. Know how to fix it? My mini is the low-end mid 2011 model, using the mouse with the trackpad built in (magic mouse?).

Mac mini (Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion
  • James DeVona Level 1 (5 points)

    Yes, I am experiencing this as well. OS X 10.8 on another mid 2011 Mini (Macmini5,1) with a Magic Trackpad (also occurs with a Logitech mouse, so I don't think it specific to either input device). It doesn't happen every time I wake the computer from sleep, but it happens frequently enough to implicate waking as somehow related - at any rate, it has not occured in any other circumstances besides wake-from-sleep.


    The symptoms are simply that the mouse curse is not visible when the computer wakes. I try a variety of things to make it reappear (turning peripherals off and on or unplugging and plugging them back in; toggling full screen mode or changing/quitting apps by keyboard) and nothing I have tried short of restarting the computer makes it reappear. Everything seems to work fine otherwise, but it's no fun to use a pointing device you can't see, so I'd be happy to learn how to resolve the problem.

  • KonradHauke Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I have the same problem with disappearing the mouse pointer upon waking the mac from sleep.

    I use a magic mouse, if I hold down CTRL an zoom the screen with two finger finger up/down swipe then the mouse pointer appears again. Maybe it's resolving your problem.

  • cmann1972 Level 1 (0 points)



    Thanks, but CTRL-zoom doesn't bring my mouse pointer back. The only thing that does it for me is to log out or switch users, which you can do blindly.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)



    I wonder if it's a variation of this, of which I've seen many different symptoms...



    Move the mouse or trackpad cursor over the center area of the login window so you can see the user icons. Click on the icon of the user that you would like to login as, type in the user's password, and press Return.

    If the login window is configured to show only the name and password fields, type in the user's name and password into the fields, and press Return (even if you cannot see the rest of the login window).

    Additional Information

    This issue will not occur if the display is not sleeping when the account is logged out. Use the steps below to confirm that the account is not configured to log out automatically while the display is sleeping:

    1. Open System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General.  Click the padlock to unlock the preference pane and enter your admin password. Click the Advanced button at the bottom, then see if the option "Log out after N minutes of inactivity" (where N is the number of minutes) is enabled.
    2. Open System Preferences > Energy Saver and configure Display Sleep to occur after the account is logged out, by dragging the slider to a number of minutes that is greater than N was set to in the previous step.

    Important: If automatic log out is not needed, disable "Log out after Nminutes of inactivity" in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General. This will also prevent the issue.


  • bigsadhu Level 1 (5 points)

    This happens to me about 1 in 4 times when waking from sleep on my brand new Mini server running ML (non-server). As seen on another forum, using the universal access zoom feature brings the pointer back. Lets hope Apple fixes this in 10.8.1!

  • James DeVona Level 1 (5 points)

    I can confirm that - at least in my case - toggling universal access zoom does restore the cursor when this problem occurs. Thanks for the tip.

  • Grudwo Level 1 (0 points)

    If I trigger Universal Access Zoom, my cursor goes away!  So, yes, I think its related.  I've found that waking from sleep after using Audio to Apple TV that the screen resolution is lower and my cursor is gone.

  • bigsadhu Level 1 (5 points)

    Seems to be fixed in 10.81 (touch wood). Haven't seen this since updating.

  • bigsadhu Level 1 (5 points)

    Oh dear. I retract that previous statement. The problem remains, although perhaps on a less frequent schedule.

  • MastaPCkillah Level 1 (0 points)

    Very very FRUSTRATING... Please CAN APPLE repair this ****** BUG ???


    I can confirm that I tried "everything"...

    HDMI connection and using USB hub on my Display

    MiniDisplay adapter/Thunderbolt adapter and using USB hub on my Display

    Direct USB connection to any of all MINI USB ports directly

    USB hubs from a few different vendors

    A few USB and nonUSB with adapters Keyboards from a few vendors (10 different keyboards)

    A few MICES not only Apple but USB 1, USB 2 and USB 3 from a different vendors


    And ALL POSSIBLE MIXES of all posted combinations posted... = EVERYTHING =


    Co please REPAIR this ****** BUG my dear APPLE

  • cmann1972 Level 1 (0 points)

    The 10.8.2 update seemed to fix it for me. I haven't had that problem in a long time. 10.8.1 did NOT fix it as I recall. I'm sure you are already updated, but it not, try it. Sorry for your problem.

  • MastaPCkillah Level 1 (0 points)

    Great but what on 10.7.5 ???


    I dont want to go for all MACs to DesktopIOS what ML is

  • cmann1972 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't really notice much difference going from 10.7 to 10.8. I wouldn't worry about it.

  • MastaPCkillah Level 1 (0 points)

    Its not a POINT ...


    MOUSE pointer is that DEAL and BAD newz are that on 10.7 nor 10.8 does not WORKING at ALL...


    So APPLE do it FASTER than new OSX release please