How to Fix Cursor Freeze, Disappears, or Jumps in Windows 10

How to Fix Cursor Freeze, Disappears, or Jumps in Windows 10, 8, and 7 - Cursor is an important part of a computer that is very helpful for Windows 10 users. Without a cursor, of course, we will be confused because there are no pointers on our computer or laptop and we will also have difficulties when we want to open the app we want because we won't be able to double-click it.

So, it can be concluded that cursor has a very important role to make our computers and laptops more usable. But sometimes, we will face problems about the cursor in Windows OS, such as cursor freezes, disappears, lags, or jumps. Of course, these problems will affect our activities using a computer or laptop. This time, Lifestyle Nowadays will guide you the most effective ways to fix cursor freeze, disappears, or jumps in Windows 10, Windows 8, and also Windows 7.

Before we tell you how to fix the problem, you have to know beforehand what might be causing the cursor/pointer in Windows 10 lags or even moving by itself:
  • You unplug your mouse cable using too much power
  • Pointer driver is out of date
  • Laptop's touchpad is damaged
  • Mouse is broken
Well, if you have indeed done some of the things above, then you shouldn't do it again because those things can cause freezing, disappearing, and lagging cursor. If there are other causes that can cause it and you know it, please tell us by commenting in this article.

Your Cursor is Not Moving, Disappearing, or Jumping in Windows 10? Here's to Fix it

Using Shortcut (For Laptop Only)

Shortcut for Fixing Cursor Freeze, Disappears, or Jumps
Some laptops have features using Fn button combination to enable or disable some features. For example, in Dell New Vostro 14 3478, you can increase the brightness by pushing Fn + F12 and decrease the brightness by pushing Fn + F11. For freezing cursor problem, you can try by pushing Fn + F9 or Fn + F7 and try to move your cursor again, these Fn combinations to fix cursor freeze or moving by itself can be applied on most laptops.

Mouse Settings in Control Panel

If the shortcut keys trick doesn't work, then you may try this one. Windows 10 has Control Panel feature to help you set your PC or laptop yourself, one of the features in Control Panel is Mouse Settings, follow these steps below:

For Laptop

Open the Control Panel, how to open it for each Windows is different, but this method might be used to enter Control Panel on Windows 10, 8, 7, and even XP: Type "Control Panel" in the search menu in Start as shown below.

Searching Control Panel in Windows 10

Click Hardware and Sound

Hardware and Sound in Control Panel

After that, you'll see a tab like a picture below, on Devices and Printers, click Mouse

Mouse Settings on Devices and Printers Option

Go to the Device Settings tab or on another Windows version called ELAN, now you can re-enable it by clicking Disable then Enable it again. Don't forget to apply the settings and click OK

Enabling Touchpad in Windows 10

For PC or Computer

Same as the method for laptop, but the difference is in the Mouse Settings tab

There, go to the Hardware tab, click Properties

Go to Driver tab, and then re-enable the mouse driver by clicking Disable and then Enable it again, you may also try to update the driver by clicking Update Driver

Update Driver or Re-enable Device

How to Fix Pointer Disappears When You're Typing? It's Easy, Actually

Sometimes your pointer disappears from the PC or Laptop screen not because of the touchpad or mouse error, but there is a misconfiguration in Settings. Do you even realize that your pointer disappears while you're typing in word processor apps like Microsoft Word, WPS, or OpenOffice?

If you don't know yet, in Windows settings, there is an option to hide the pointer when you are typing. This option tends to be confusing for some computer users. Some think that the loss of their pointers is due to errors in software or hardware. Actually, it's not.

Therefore, try checking the Mouse Properties page. To check it, you can follow the steps below:

Open Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Device and Printer > Mouse > Pointer Options > Uncheck the option "Hide pointer while typing"

Hide pointer while typing Option
And it's done. Now your pointer will never disappear again even if you are typing in Microsoft Word.

Update the Mouse/Pointer Driver

Just like other computer hardware, the mouse and touchpad also have drivers to be used as they should. If the driver is not installed properly or out of date, then your touchpad or mouse cannot be used properly as well. Some problems that may arise are the pointer freezing, disappearing, or jumping cursor.

If this is the main cause, the best way to fix it is by updating or reinstalling the cursor driver.

DriverPack Updating Drivers
Each laptop brand has its own cursor driver. So, don't ever download the wrong driver for your PC/Laptop, cause if you do, your mouse won't work well.

If you have trouble finding the right cursor driver for your laptop or PC, you can use the download link below:
You can also update your laptop/PC drivers by using apps like DriverMax, DriverPack Solution, and DriverBooster

Hardware Problem

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Those tips above are fixing the freezing cursor problem by utilizing Settings in Windows 10, and if it didn't fix your problem, then you must check the hardware condition, such as the mouse and touchpad, whether their condition is good or not. If it's not, the only way to fix it is by buying a new one, make sure you buy the genuine one so you won't buy another one for a long time. There are a lot of online shopping websites that sell it, like Amazon, eBay, and AliExpress.

Now you can fix cursor not moving (freezes) in Windows 10 by yourself, as well as fixing cursor disappears or jumps in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows XP. There's no need to panic when you have experienced this problem, cause every problem has its own solution and its way to be fixed. Don't forget to share this with your friends or family so they can fix the problem too!
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