Applications :: Disappearing Cursor From Word 2008 / Cursor Disappears While Writing

Apr 11, 2010

Anyone come across this? I 've been having it a lot recently on my imac, not my pbook though, and I can't seem to find how to fix it... very strange behaviour, as soon as you start writing the cursor vanishes...make for some very hard writing I tell you...

Well, that's ms, they might even have it as an option somewhere that I cannot find...

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MacBook Pro :: Cursor Disappears For Few Minutes Sometimes

May 19, 2010

I have noticed another weird MBP 2010 bug. I have the 15" i5. The cursor disappears for a few minutes sometimes. I haven't noticed what card is on and I've been doing just random stuff. I mouse around and click around and after a few minutes it comes back. The keyboard responds normally. Everything else is normal. The cursor just completely takes a vacation for a few minutes. The really weird thing is, is I've seen this several times in Windows XP SP3 in BootCamp as well! Maybe it's the crap NVIDIA driver.

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brand new Mini 2011 with i5 chip. 

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Nov 6, 2010

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Apr 20, 2012

I have this issue where my cursor just disappears on my screen. It still registers as there and I can click on things, but cant see the cursor until I bring it down to the dock, and it reappears. It happened a lot with my old mouse, even after I changed the battery, so finally I got a new mouse about a month ago... and now it's happening again.

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Jun 20, 2014

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I reset the SMC, it worked for a while but the problem is back now.

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Feb 22, 2008

Here's a weird problem I just got on a new (refurb) MBP.

Sometimes (not always) when I comeback to my MacBook after it's gone to screensaver then display sleep (though not full system sleep) the cursor is invisible upon wake.

I know the cursor is still there, but it just can't be seen on screen. If I go down to one of my hot corners, the associated action still happens (in my case sleep the display / activate screensaver -how ironic ), and if I roll over the dock I can bring it up and magnify the icons as I roll over them.... all with no visible cursor whatsoever.

In fact, I only get a cursor once I click on an app and either launch it or bring it up from being minimized / hidden.

This has never happened on any machine I've had before, but by all indications it's a software problem, nothing to do with the hardware.

It's a new 15" MBP 2.2 Ghz, 4GB Ram running Leopard 10.5.2 with all updates (even the recent keyboard update).

A search on this brought up someone else on another board with the same problem, but then the issue got clouded with discussion of dual-monitors or external displays (neither of which I use).

I'm going to go fix permissions right now, but I was hoping somebody here could ID this and help me figure it out.

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Mar 4, 2012

I have a Macbook Pro, running Snow Leopard and from time to time my mousecursor just disappears. It's not while I'm typing but when i just hover over the screen. This happens especially when using iPhoto and Safara but also with some other applications. The cursor usually appears again when I move it over the dock and back into the application but it's kind of annoying.

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May 23, 2012

This morning my wireless mouse needed battery replacement. After that, the cursor disappears as I move it away from the dock area. If I move over buttons and am lucky, the proper action will take place but I cannot see the cursor. Sort of like playing Battleship game. Blindly move the mouse and hope I hit something. Although this is new this morning, I've had the same problem in the past but it went away. It seems worse or much more annoying this morning.My wired mouse displays the same problem. I had to borrow my wife's laptop to send this problem. The only program open is Safari.

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Jun 1, 2014

I have bought 2 new 27" iMacs running Mavericks. I've got two problems. When opening, changing and saving JPGs in Photoshop Elements 6, the thumbnail disappears and only a generic JPG icon shows. This happens randomly. I read that PSE6 is OK on Mavericks. I don't see the problem with GIMP or Lightzone, but I would like to be able to use PSE. Second, my mouse cursor randomly disappears from the screen from time to time.

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Apr 17, 2010

My cursor (in all forms) on my macbook seems to be disappearing--it appears that every other column of pixels has gone clear as well as a clear border, leaving only a few black vertical stripes as the normal cursor. It's a black outline when it's the hand and it's a few colored stripes when it's the spinning wait cursor.

Interestingly, when you do the ctrl+zoom in a few degrees, the cursor reappears.

If anyone thinks it matters, I was in the middle of backing up via time machine when it disappeared...

Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Jun 3, 2010

When I wake my computer half the time I do not have a cursor. Is anyone else having this issue?

Sometimes when I open apps and shake my mouse it comes back. I also usually use expose to start my screen saver and then shake the mouse to turn it off.

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Mar 17, 2009

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Interestingly, when you do the ctrl+zoom in a few degrees, the cursor reappears.

If anyone thinks it matters, I was in the middle of backing up via time machine when it disappeared...

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Jun 2, 2014

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Jun 15, 2012

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When typing my cursor will skip back and I end up typing between words.


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Aug 13, 2010

I am using iTerm and typically set the background to black and the foreground test to either yellow or white. However the cursor is not visible. I've tried every permutation of cursor types/colors and can't get a visible cursor. I am using the latest version of iTerm.

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Nov 25, 2008

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Dec 24, 2007

Very suddenly my dock has disappeared, (and occasionally reappears), and is now completely non-useable. Why..?

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IMac :: Mail Window Just Kept Disappearing / Safari Disappears When Opening Link

Mar 16, 2010

I have a 21.5" iMac bought in November 2009. I am having a strange happening with it. I have just been using Mail, clicked on the red button at the top left to quit, but the mail window just kept disappearing all but about 3mm off the screen to the top and top left and not quitting. I have also had this happen when using Safari, occasionally if I click on a link on the page to another open another page Safari disappears off the top and top left except for about 3mm.

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when i create a PDF file of my *.docx in Word 2008, I get a 'strange' PDF. This happens wether I use the "Save as PDF..." from the print dialog, or save the file as a PDF from Word's own "Save as..." dialogue.

Opening the PDF in either Preview or Adobe Acrobat works just fine, and the PDF looks just like I want it to be, but whenever I mark some text, a whole range of text is marked.

Thus it is impossible to mark just a single line/word/character and the produced PDFs are useless in my line of work, since I need people to mark text in them and post comments.

Interesting facts:

1) When I "Save as PostScript..." from Word 2008, then open the *.ps file in Preview and save as PDF from there, everything is fine.

2) Printing to PDF via print dialogue -> "Save as PDF..." produces perfect PDFs in any other Program (such as TextMate), also with selectable text.

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Feb 6, 2009

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