Why does my mouse pointer sometimes disappear?

Question

When I perform a find with either Window-f or ctrl-f, my mouse pointer sometimes disappears inside the active window. This doesn't happen all the time, but more often than not. I have to open up a new window and voila my mouse pointer is back - what's happening?

Mike

Answer

This question was answered on April 12, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Mike,

It sounds as though your operating system is losing track of your mouse during multi-tasking (running more than one program at a time) It may help to download and install the newest drivers from the web site of the company that makes your mouse.

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Posted by Matthew of University of Advancing Computer Technology on April 12, 2000