The mouse pointer disappears and is replaced by the arrow keys in Windows 10/8

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We all know that Windows 10/8 can be used on both touch and non-touch devices. The registry database of this operating system also contains the touch operations configuration for Windows. Consider the scenario; you are using a Windows 10/8 touch control system . After logging in, the mouse pointer disappears and behaves almost like the arrow keys.

From this Microsoft Community thread, it is remarkable that this happens on touchpads, while the external mouse connected to the system works well. If you also have problems with this, you may have noticed that it is exactly the opposite of the mouse buttons, i.e. you can control the arrow keys via the touchpad. Now let’s try to check what is happening to cause this, as I said before the problem is only with the touchpad, so we should check the touch operation configuration entries in the registry.

The mouse pointer disappears

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1 Press the Windows key + R combination, type Regedt32.exe into the Run dialog box and press Enter to open the registry editor (16).

2 Navigate to next location:


3 Right-click the Synaptics button and select Delete. To enable changes in the registry branch HKEY_CURRENT_CURRENT_USER, reboot the system.

After rebooting the system, the touchpad would function as it should.

Move here if your cursor jumps during entry or moves randomly and here if your mouse pointer disappears under Windows 10.

Do you need more advice for the mouse? Read this article on Mouse Tricks For Windows.

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