The disappearing mouse pointer

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MareLuce, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. MareLuce macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2010
    My mouse pointer frequently vanishes on my new MBP.

    I then move my fingers off the keyboard and trackpad and move a finger around the trackpad till it re-appears. This takes longer than I'd expect to find it again.

    How to
    1) Prevent it from disappearing to begin with?
    2) Find it faster?

    I did go into Accessibility to change the mouse pointer to the fat one with the outline, in case I just wasn't seeing it. But that's not it.
  2. dealmaker macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2010
    Bizarre - I just noticed this today as well on mine! Very odd!!
  3. RobinInOR macrumors 6502


    Sep 14, 2014
    As far as finding it faster, hold a finger down on the trackpad kinda hard and quickly move it back and forth in a small scrubbing motion - the cursor will show up very dark and about an inch in length, making it easier to see. Not sure about why it goes away.
  4. MareLuce thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2010
    Thank you so much, I'll try this next time!
  5. MareLuce thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2010
    This hasn't worked for me.

    Mouse pointer is disappearing more often now on my new TB MBP 15".
    Like the system is freezing for a while.

    Most reliable way to get it back so far is one or two 2-fingered taps.
    This seems to invoke an accessibility feature that brings the mouse back.
  6. MareLuce thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2010
    This mouse pointer hibernation seems to be happening a lot more often. Very frustrating.
  7. eviljack macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2013
    This tended to happen on my 2012 Air. The only way to get the pointer back was to click on something. Not sure what caused it and it was still happening when I got rid of the laptop. Probably its an issue with MacOS. Never used to happen before El Capitan.

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