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Can't use the mouse on the laptop,the pointer isn't visible either...I have to use the up/down keys to do anything on my computer.Please help

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Try and shutdown you system and then put it back on note donte restart it. if the problem persist, go to control panel and then mounse settings there try and increase the cursor's image or if your system is using a customized theme maybe you should revert back to windows theme. good luck

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Mouse pointer not available


Most laptops have a way of enabling/disabling the touchpad, you can find this in your manual or on the Toshiba website. If you actually mean there is no visible pointer then you have a software problem and its probably easier to run a recovery after backing up your data.

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Cursor not showing up


Well the touchpad driver could be erased or a virus may have damaged it.
You should go to Acers website and then support and download drivers and get the right touchpad driver.

Install it and see if it works.
Use TAB to navigate for now. or use mouse keys.
This means keep pressing shift really fast and accessibility option will show up.
Use tab and space bar to navigate to MOUSE TAB and select Mouse Keys and hit enter.
Done for now you can use the numpad to operate the cursor.
Second option is to go out and buy a USB mouse.

Worst case scenario: Touchpad is damaged and needs replacing.
Or simply a cable got disconnected and needs reconnecting by taking the laptop apart
Get Your Laptop Mouse to Show Up if It Disappears
Using a laptop is as efficient as a desktop computer to complete tasks, use the Internet and talk with friends on a daily basis.
If your laptop's mouse cursor disappears, there are various tricks and solutions available to help get your mouse pointer back to resume your work and current computer tasks within minutes.
And this can be accomplished without the use of software applications or advanced computer skills.
Press "Ctrl" + "Alt" + "Delete" and choose "Task Manager" if your mouse pointer becomes available, pressing the keys simultaneously.
This will allow you to close any open programs that may be causing issues with your mouse pointer.
Plug in an external mouse to allow the computer to attempt to find the device, prompting the mouse pointer to appear which may solve the problem or allow you to temporarily work with a mouse pointer.

Reboot your computer by pressing and holding the laptop's power button for a few seconds.
This will reset your laptop's current open settings and most often allow your computer's mouse pointer to reappear.

Upgrade your laptop's video and graphic card drivers (if available) to ensure the mouse pointer disappearing or flickering is not a hardware issue.
Select "Start" > "Control Panel" > "Hardware and Sound" > "Device Manager" to view your current graphic and video settings.
Visit your device manufacturer's official website to download the most current version of your drivers.



http://support.microsoft.com/kb/198614

Aug 05, 2013 | Acer PC Laptops

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There is no pointer and don't know how to get it back, can get into mouse options but can't do anything without the pointer


Shut down, unplug from AC, remove battery, plug into AC reboot, Have you tried a USB mouse?

Dec 13, 2012 | PC Laptops

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I must have hit a button and now the cursor is showing up on the big screen off the projector but I only want to see it on my laptop while doing my presentation.


Hi renee_pott, "You can choose the "Mouse Options" in the Control Panel.
First, click on the -> Start button -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Mouse ->
Mouse Properties -> Pointer Options.
Try one 'or' more options:
* Snap To, place a (Check in the box) !
* Hide pointer while typing !
* Show location of pointer when I press the {CTRL key} !
  • Usually the "Mouse" pointer by { Default }, is displayed during a slide presentation, and when the mouse is moved.
  • " Try pressing the {Ctrl + H keys to "Hide" the mouse pointer}."
  • Left-clicking on the "Mouse" button, will advance [forward] the slide show.
  • Pressing Ctrl + A keys, will restore the "Mouse" pointer.
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Thanks paul7of9

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How do I change the speed of my mouse pointer?


Windows 7
  1. Click the Start button , and then click Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, and then under Devices and Printers, click Mouse.
  3. In the Mouse Properties box, click on the "Pointers" and "Pointer Options" tab, and adjust options.
  4. In the "Pointers" tab, you can change the shape and size of your cursor by changing the "scheme."
  5. In the "Pointer Options" tab, you can change the speed, visibility, and other characteristics of your pointer.

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I have a Dell studio laptop. Recently, within the


1. In order to fix this, you go to control panel > mouse
the last tab is called "Device Settings" click it and make sure you have "static tray icon in taskbar" selected.
(You can always remove this later.) Apply the changes and click the red coloured icon in your task bar. An option will be available called "Tap to click." Clicking it will enable you to tap with your mouse pad instead of the keys! Hope this helps you out, I know it helped my friend.

2.
In the Control Panel open Accessibility Options Icon and click Mouse Tab and than Setting.
To move the mouse pointer by using MouseKeys
If you have not already done so, turn on MouseKeys.
To turn on MouseKeys, open Accessibility Options, click the Mouse tab, and then select the Use MouseKeys check box. Use the buttons on the numeric keypad to move the mouse pointer. If MouseKeys doesn't function, press NUM LOCK, and then try MouseKeys again.
To move the pointer horizontally or vertically, press the arrow keys on your numeric keypad.
To move the pointer diagonally, press HOME, END, PAGE UP, or PAGE DOWN on your numeric keypad.
Notes To open Accessibility Options, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Accessibility Options.
To specify whether NUM LOCK must be on or off for MouseKeys to function, on the Mouse tab, click Settings, and then for Use MouseKeys when NumLock is, click On or Off.
To change the pointer speed and acceleration when using MouseKeys, on the Mouse tab, click Settings, and then move the sliders to adjust the pointer speed and acceleration.
To temporarily increase or decrease the pointer speed, on the Mouse tab, click Settings, and then select the Hold down Ctrl to speed up and Shift to slow down check box.

Jul 27, 2010 | Dell Studio 1737 Laptop

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There seems to be waves on my desktop screen whenever I move my mouse. I can see the waves more clear when the background is darker.


The 'waves' might be your pointer trails: it can be disabled by going to your 'Mouse Properties' under the category of 'Visibility' , untick 'Display pointer trails'.

Hope it helps!

Dec 30, 2009 | PC Laptops

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Compaq notebook laptop: my mouse pointer or arrow is


If you have a manual for the notebook, check to see if you can use the function key and the similarly coloured key on the keyboard which enables/disables the touch pad. Usually you can disable the mouse pointer touch pad with this FUNCTION key + MOUSE key when pressed together. Often these keys have the same colour (usually blue). The purpose is to disable the touch pad when you are using an external USB or wireless mouse, then you press the 2 keys again together to enable the touch pad once you have removed the USB/wireless mouse.

If that doesn't work, borrow a USB mouse and attach it to your notebook to use temporarily while you diagnose the problem.

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Black screen mouse pointer visible after i enter my password


hi..this problem is due to the loading drivers
during the time of login.The reason for the problem
may be due to the following reason.some files could
have got corrupted while loading drivers that may be
some damage due to the windows file corruption or
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here's my guess =)

maybe you have the mouse pointer option set to Display pointer trails? if this is the case... this is the solution.
  • go to control panel: START > SETTINGS > CONTROL PANEL
  • select mouse
  • go to Pointer Options
  • look for Visibility section
  • uncheck Display pointer trails

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