Computer inputs are made either by mouse or keyboard – although that was not the case all the time. In the meantime, users so got used to this pointing device that using a computer without it seems like a nightmare – it happens when mouse cursor starts disappearing seemingly out of nowhere.Of course, laptop owners also have a touchpad to rely on – they can use this device to fix mouse cursor disheartening or missing issues. However, PC users will have a much harder time if they have no touchpad to rely on. In the meantime, when the mouse cursor disappears, the affected users are unable to operate their machines normally.In most cases, users believe that the disappearing mouse cursor comes suddenly and that the issue is not related to anything. However, in the majority of cases, the problem appears after Windows updates, or after upgrading the operating system to a newer version (for example, Windows 8 to Windows 10). Additionally, this could also happen after the computer comes out of sleep.However, just with every other Windows error and issue, there are multiple other reasons why the mouse cursor disappears.
The problem could lie within the hardware itself – just like other devices, a mouse could break, or some of its components could become non-functional.Therefore, before you proceed with the following mouse cursor disappearing fixes, you should perform the following tasks:. Unplug and plug back in the mouse. Sometimes the mouse may bug out (just like any other device), and “rebooting” it by plugging it out and back into the USB socket might fix the issue. Try another mouse. If you have one more pointing device you can use – try plugging it, as your current one might simply be broken.If these two methods did not help you fix cursor disappeared issue, proceed with the steps below.
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Note, you will have to navigate with your keyboard in some cases. Fix cursor disappearing issue on Windows 10 laptop.
To repair damaged system, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage Reimage.Many users who reported cursor disappearing issue were using laptops of various brands, including Dell, Acer, HP, Asus, and others. On laptops, disabling mouse cursor is sometimes possible, and it is not always done on purpose. Therefore, try enabling your mouse with the help of your keyboard – simply press the following combinations (it all depends on your laptop brand):Fn + F3/ Fn + F5/ Fn + F9/ Fn + F11Method 1. Reboot your PC.
To repair damaged system, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage Reimage.Sometimes, all that it takes to fix a certain Windows issue is simply to restart the operating system. However, since you cannot use your mouse, you have to follow these steps:. Press Windows key + X at the same time.
Use arrow Up to select Shut down or sign out. Rover builder game. Use the Right arrow to navigate to Restart option and then hit Enter. Wait until your PC reboots and try to move your mouse to see if the cursor appears on the screen.Method 2. Enable the mouse.
To repair damaged system, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage Reimage. Launch the Run prompt by holding Windows key + R at the same time. Type main.cpl, press Enter. Using arrow keys and Tab key, reach Pointer Options tab and click Enter to open it. Press Tab key as many times as it takes you to reach Enhance pointer precision option.
Deselect this option with Enter key. Navigate to Display pointer trails using the same Tab key. Use Enter key to enable this option. Now, use the same technique to uncheck Hide pointer while typing option. Finally, check Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key. Navigate to Apply, and then press Enter.
Restart the system using technique explained in the method 1.Method 4. Update drivers to fix the disappearing cursor issue. To repair damaged system, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage Reimage. Press down Windows key + R.
In the Run prompt, enter devmgmt.msc and hit Enter. Navigate through the list using Up and Down arrows. You may also need to use Tab key to navigate.
Go to Mice and other pointing devices and then press the right arrow key. Then press Down arrow key to access a sub menu. Select your mouse device. Light bulb switch. Press down Shift and also F10 key at the same time.
Use arrow keys to reach Properties menu. Press Enter. Now, use Tab key and press it as many times as it takes to reach the General tab. Use right arrow key to access Driver tab. Press Enter or Tab to open it.
Press Tab key again as many times as it takes to select Update Driver button. Press Enter. Using arrow keys, select the Search automatically for updated driver software option and hit Enter. Check if your cursor is still missing. In case there are no new updates, or they do not work, select Cancel button and press Enter. In the Properties window, see if the Roll Back Driver is available.
If it is, navigate to it using your keyboard keys and press Enter. Up and Down keys should be used to select the reason. Click Enter to confirm. Activate the Yes button to save.Method 5.
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Windows Install1. Before connecting Evoluent VerticalMouse, go to Control Panel, Programs and Features (Win 7) or Add or Remove Programs (XP) to remove any previous Evoluent MouseManager and any other existing mouse software, except touchpad driver, to avoid software conflict.2. Before connecting Evoluent VerticalMouse, go to Control Panel, Mouse:A. In the Buttons tab, uncheck the box for Switch Primary and Secondary Buttons.B. In the Pointer Options tab, uncheck the box for Enhance Pointer Precision and set the pointer speed slider to the middle position.
This is very important.3. Connecting the Evoluent: Wired models ( VM4R, VM4L, VM4S, VM3R2, VM3):Connect the cable to a USB port directly on the computer.
The Evoluent may not work with some external USB hubs, docking stations, and KVM switches. Wireless models with receiver (VM4RW, VM3W-R):Connect the receiver to a USB port directly on the computer. Slide the On/Off switch to the green position. The Evoluent may not work with some external USB hubs, docking stations, and KVM switches.4.
Press + or – on the Pointer Speed button on the side of the mouse to light up three indicator lights on the thumb rest for optimal pointer speed.5. Evoluent Mouse Manager for Windows (driver) may optionally be installed to program the buttons.Download the driver.6. If a message appears about the driver not passing Windows Testing, click Continue Anyway. This message may appear multiple times.
Click Continue Anyway each time.7. After install is finished, button functions may be changed by double clicking the E icon on the task bar to open Evoluent Mouse Manager. Windows UninstallWin 7: Go to Control Panel, Programs and Features, click Evoluent Mouse Manager, and click Uninstall.Win 10: Start menu, Settings, System, Apps & Features, click on Evoluent Mouse Manager, and click Uninstall. Default buttons functions in Windows without Evoluent driverVerticalMouse 4Top button – left clickWheel button – forwardMiddle button – middle click (pan and rotate in some programs)Bottom button – right clickUpper thumb button – backBottom thumb button – no function without driverVerticalMouse 3 Rev 2Top button – left clickWheel button – middle click (panand rotate in some programs)Middle button – right clickBottom button – backThumb button – forward Mac Install1. Before connecting Evoluent VerticalMouse, go to the Applications folder to find and remove any existing Evoluent Mouse Manager and any other mouse software, except touchpad drivers, to avoid software conflict.2.
Connecting the Evoluent: Wired models ( VM4R, VM4L, VM4S, VM3R2, VM3):Connect the cable to a USB port directly on the computer. The Evoluent may not work with some external USB hubs, docking stations, and KVM switches. Wireless models with receiver (VM4RW, VM3W-R):Connect the receiver to a USB port directly on the computer. Slide the On/Off switch to the green position. The Evoluent may not work with someexternal USB hubs, docking stations, and KVM switches.
Mac/Bluetooth models without receiver (2013 Feb release):Go to System Preferences, Bluetooth and click Setup New Device or the plus sign + to add the mouse. Slide the On/Off switch on the Evoluent to the green position or cycle it off and on to begin pairing.3. Press + or – on the Pointer Speed button on the side of the mouse to light up three indicator lights for optimal pointer speed.4. The Evoluent logo (wireless with receiver) or a red light on the thumb rest (Bluetooth/Mac) blinks when the battery is low.5. Evoluent Mouse Manager for Mac (driver) may optionally be installed to program the buttons.
Download the driver. You may have to temporarily allow installing programs downloaded from anywhere in System Preferences, Security and Privacy.6. After install is finished, button functions may be changed by clicking the E icon in System Preferences to open Evoluent Mouse Manager.Note for High Sierra (10.13) users:The Evoluent Mac driver (known as “extension”) may be blocked in Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra by a new system security feature known as Secure Kernel Extension Loading. Refer to this article on the Apple web site:.If the mouse buttons do not perform your selected functions in the driver, or if the system shows “no VerticalMouse device attached”, go to System Preferences, Security to see if there is an option to allow the Evoluent extension. The option is only there for 20 minutes after installing the driver or restarting. If it is not there, restart the computer to reload it.The extension will be listed as software from Jack Lo (the creator).
If after allowing the extension it is still not working, restart the computer again. If restarting does not work, uninstall and reinstall the Evoluent software and restart the computer.To determine if Secure Kernel Extension Loading is blocking the Evoluent extension, open a Terminal window to enter this command:kextstat grep evoluentIf the Evoluent extension is allowed, the command will return a line of info. If it is blocked, the line will be blank. When it is blank, reinstall the driver and restart the computer.Other Windows versions installConnect the VerticalMouse to a USB port directly on the computer. There is no Evoluent driver, but the VerticalMouse still has basic functionality.A shareware driver at can be installed to program the buttons. (Evoluent has no business relationship with this vendor.)UNIXVM3 wireless is compatible with Unix, but VM3 wired is not.VM4 has not been tested with UNIX.LinuxNo driver is supplied.
At least left and right click are supported by most Linux versions. Some versions may support more buttons.For instructions on how to customize the buttons, seeVMware Virtual MachineNo driver is supplied. 5 buttons and the scroll wheel are functional with system support.
Common Issues and Solutions Suggested grip and wrist positionHold the VerticalMouse with yourfingertips.Rest the edge of yourhand on the mouse surface.Relax your hand.A wrist support may be usedto position the hand at a neutralangle relative to the arm to furtherreduce wrist discomfort.Unable to pick up VerticalMouseTilt it slightly to the side to disable tracking.Slide it without moving the pointer.VerticalMouse 4 Wireless does not work1. Put in a fresh battery with the positive terminal facing out.2. Push the power switch on the bottom of the mouse to the green position.3. Pull out the receiver and push it back in a USB port to see if Windows makes the disconnect and reconnect sounds. Ensure that speakers are connected and the volume is turned on. Mac Driver Not WorkingThe Evoluent Mac driver (known as “extension” in Mac language) may be blocked in Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra by a new system security feature.
Refer to this article on the Apple web site:.If the mouse buttons do not perform your selected functions in the driver, go to System Preference, Security to see if there is an option to allow the Evoluent extension.The option in the security system preference is only there for 30 minutes after the extension tries to load. If it is not there, restart the computer to reload it.
The extension will be listed as software from Jack Lo (the creator). If after allowing the extension it is still not working, restart the computer again.To determine if Secure Kernel Extension Loading is blocking the Evoluent extension, go to Utilities and open the Console, select the system.log on the left, and search for ‘Evoluent’ to look for a line like this: EvoluentAgent2218: IORegistryEntrySetCFProperties Error! Result = 0x10000003.If the system is blocking the extension, there will be a new line each time you try to change the settings. VerticalMouse 4 Bluetooth/Mac disconnecting and reconnectingVM4 has only one battery for light weight. To save power, early Bluetooth/Mac production units are designed to enter sleep mode and disconnect from the computer in 8 minutes. The Mac OS displays “Connection Lost” when the mouse goes to sleep. Moving the mouse reestablishes connection automatically in a few seconds and the Mac OS displays “Connected”.
Later production units do not disconnect as long as the system is on. VerticalMouse 4 Bluetooth/Mac tracking sluggishReset the mouse by turning the On/Off switch off and on to restore proper tracking. Resetting VerticalMouse 4 Wireless receiver or linking new receiverVM4 with pairing hole on bottom above signature, and receiver with logo on silver end cap:1. Turn on the mouse and confirm that a green indicator is visible inside the power button.2. Insert the receiver into a USB port, preferably directly on the computer.3. Download the receiver pairing utility (for Windows only). When it finishes downloading, click Run again to start the utility and follow its instructions.
If the mouse does not work after that, the receiver or the mouse may be defective.VM4 without pairing hole on bottom above signature, and receiver with logo on black end cap:1. Press and hold top thumb button.2.
Turn on power switch. Pointer speed lights flash on, off, and on again.3. Quickly insert receiver into computer. Pointer speed lights flash twice when paired.4. Release thumb button.Turning off logo light on VerticalMouse 4 wired modelsEarlier VerticalMouse 4 wired models have an illuminated logo that cannot be turned off. Later VM4 logos may be turned off this way:1.
Unplug VerticalMouse 4 when the computer is on.2. Press and hold the – end of the Pointer Speed button and plug in the USB connector. If your mouse is a later production unit, it will turn off.To turn on the logo again, press and hold the + end of the Pointer Speed button when you plug in the USB connector.
Pointer difficult to control or requires too much arm movement1. Go to Control Panel, Mouse, and set the pointer speed slider to the middle.2.
Check the box for Enhance Pointer Precision.3. On VerticalMouse 4, press the Pointer Speed button on the side to light up three indicators lights to the MD setting.4.
On VerticalMouse 3 rev 2, press the button on the bottom of the mouse until the light is blue. Panning in CAD programs (middle click)CAD programs typically use a middle click for panning.1. When the Evoluent driver is not installed, the wheel button is the middle button. Press the wheel to perform a middle click.2. When the Evoluent is installed, select the “Wheel/Middle Click” function for any button to make it work as a middle click.
Do not select Auto Pan or Zoom.3. In AutoCAD, the wheel/middle button is configurable at the command prompt.Type mbuttonpan and set to 1 to enable panning. If set to 0, a pop up menu appears when pressing the wheel button. Customizing Pro E for panning with middle clickIn the current Evoluent,Customizing Programming for Different Applications, look for xtop.exe in the Pro E folder in Program Files. In Pro E Wildfire 2.0, this is the default path:C:Program FilesproeWildfire 2.0i486ntobjxtop.exe Disabling buttonAny button can be disabled by installing the driver and selecting the None function at the top of the pull down menu.
Top button working as right click in left hand modelRight click the mouse icon on the taskbar, click Close to shut down the driver.Go to Control Panel, Mouse, uncheck the box for Switch primary and secondary buttons.Go to Start, All Programs, VerticalMouse Manager, and click VerticalMouse Manager to restart the driver.The current automatically sets the top button to left click during installation. Pointer jumping to screen edgeThe mouse is probably on a reflective surface. Put it on a completely non-reflective surface, such as a cotton mouse pad. Pointer sluggish or moving randomly in response to mouse movementThe mouse is probably on a reflective surface. Put it on a completely non-reflective surface, such as a cotton mouse pad. If the mouse tracks properly on white printer paper, it is working properly.
The mouse surface must be completely flat for proper tracking. Acceleration/precision/pointer speed/pointer controlWhen the driver is not installed, go to Control Panel, Mouse, Pointer Options, and check the box for Enhance Pointer Precision (Windows XP). The current includes built-in control of pointer precision/acceleration. Using right and left VerticalMouses at the same timeBoth mouses must be in USB ports.1. Connect the first VerticalMouse to a USB port.2.
Install the update.3. Connect the second VerticalMouse to another USB port.4. Install the driver update again. When the installation wizard asks if you wish to install again, click Yes. Keyboard hotkey functionsHotkeys are fully supported by XP.