Invisible Mouse Cursor in Full Screen Games

Hello Windows community.

As the title states, my cursor is invisible (but still works) when I try to play games on full screen mode. I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro and my computer was completely fine about 2-3 weeks ago with a visible mouse cursor. I've called Microsoft support but got little to no help, Googled for solutions for 3 days now and it seems no one else has this issue. The mouse still works: I can point and click around and it's still responsive but I just can't see it. An example of games I play with the invisible cursor is Torchlight 2, League of Legends and Batman: Origins (etc...). I don't understand what the problem is and I can't find any solutions whatsoever. My drivers are up to date, I can't recover to a previous point because it gives me an error saying all my files are still the same, and restarting my computer with certain start-up programs turned off still doesn't fix the problem. Please help! 

Thanks for reading.


Question Info

Last updated April 17, 2019 Views 44,281 Applies to:

Hi Jonathan,

This issue might occur if the pointer trails for the cursor is enabled under Mouse pointer options.

Follow the methods listed below to troubleshoot the issue:

Method 1:

I would suggest you to disable it and check for the results. Follow the steps to do so:

  • Press Windows and X keys together and select Control Panel.
  • Click on Mouse.
  • Navigate to pointer options tab.
  • Under Visibility, uncheck the box which says “display pointer trails”.
  • Click on OK to close the window.

Check if you find the same issue. If yes, move to the next method.

Method 2:

Follow the steps below to change the display text size to 100 % and check if it resolves the issue:

  • Right Click on the desktop screen and select Personalize.
  • Click on Display.
  • Check the box that says “let me choose one scaling level for all my display”. Choose Smaller (100%)-default.
  • Click on Apply. Restart the game and check if the point becomes invisible again.

Please let us know the status of this issue.

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