4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 2, 2012 3:27 PM by macuser1967
macuser1967 Level 1 Level 1

Since I upgraded to Mountain Lion, I have the following issue:

The mouse cursor is not visible after I resume my Mac from a sleep state.

This behaviour is not happening on every resume

A restart of the OS brings the cursor back

The trackpad works. I can blindly navigate on the screen but this does not make much sense as you only have a guess where the cursor might currently be...


I run Mountain Lion on a Mac Mini (Mid 2011)

Usually, the following applications are running (everything on the latest version):

  • Safari & Chrome
  • Mail
  • Twitter
  • VMWare Fusion
  • iTunes


I never experienced this issue when running OS X Lion with the same applications on the same Mac.


Has someone seen the same issue and maybe even an approach how to fix this annoying issue?

Mac mini (Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion
  • Mitch26 Level 1 Level 1

    Try resetting the PRAM.  My iMac suffered from slow startup after upgrading with a disappearing cursor and resetting the the PRAM solved my issue.

  • macuser1967 Level 1 Level 1

    Hmm, tried to apply it according to this guidance http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379 - The issue I have is that I only have a bluetooth keyboard. This means the keyboard is not connected yet when the hotkey cmd-option-p-r is expected in the boot process :-( - I will see if I can lend a USB based mac keyboard.

  • macuser1967 Level 1 Level 1

    I found a USB keyboard to reset the NVRAM a few days ago. Since then, I did not have the cursor lost after resuming. I would not consider this as solved yet.


    However, today, I had another situation with cursor lost which was not caused by a resume. It happened with Apple's Screen Sharing application. I create a separate thread about this as it might not be the same issue.

  • macuser1967 Level 1 Level 1

    The problem with a lost cursor after resume still appears :-( even after resetting NVRAM - any other hints what could help to get rid of this issue?