Several Mac OS X users encounters an issue where the mouse cursor (or pointer) suddenly and randomly disappears, and does not appear at all, making it impossible to use the mouse or trackpad.
You may find this problem annoying especially if your work on the computer is heavily dependent on the mouse cursor.
Mouse disappearing problems may be caused by two different factors:
- It is highly likely that your Mac is running low on available memory, if you are experiencing this issue. There are several ways to free space on a Mac. Further, are you getting warning messages saying “your start up disk is full”?. You may want to see this article to address this.
- And a third party software conflict may cause this. For instance, are you having this problem when you are using third party software such as Adobe PhotoShop? MS Office?
Here is how to fix mouse pointer disappearing problem:
1-First make sure that there are no connections issues. For instance, make sure that your mouse if turned on, if you are using a wireless mouse. You may also want to check the battery level of your mouse.
2-Go to System Preferences > Accessibility > Display > Cursor Size and change the cursor size.
3-When you cursor becomes invisible, press Command and Tap and go to another app then return back to the app that you were using. This may work if this problem occurs because of a bug in the app.
4-If you cannot see the cursor anywhere, close all open apps.
5-Restart your Mac.
6-Reset NWRAM. Here is how:
- Turn off your Mac
- Press your power button to turn on your Mac and immediately after the startup sound, press and hold Command (⌘), Option, P, and R. Keep holding these keys until your computer restart again.
7-Last resort: If nothing above works, you may try this. Simply press Command–Control–Power button to force restart your computer.