Why does the cursor disappear when I run a game in full screen mode?

Anonymous August 5, 2014

When I run a game in full screen mode my cursor disappears. I’d like to know how to fix this because it is very annoying.


  1. Jan F
    August 5, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Given your explanation I assume you do have a cursor ingame when you are not running in fullscreen e.g. in window mode? Is this some 'stylized' cursor or is it the plain old Windows cursor?

    If it is the latter it would be good to know the game (name) you are having the issue with as it may simply be that the game does not provide a cursor in the first place but the window mode simply not enabling the game to 'hide' the Windows cursor.

  2. Abdo B
    August 5, 2014 at 5:09 pm


  3. Abdeltif B
    August 5, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    thanks .. this was really annoying

  4. Hovsep A
    August 5, 2014 at 8:52 am

    did you change any cursor settings? applied theme? Which windows version you have?

    Change mouse settings
    1) right click on your windows desktop
    2) choose Personalise
    3) click on Pointers and click on Use default

    1) Open: CONTROL PANEL
    2) Select: Mouse Pointers
    3) Disable ALL ancillary
    pointer behavior (e.g. shadows, trails, non-default pointer shapes, precision
    enhancement, Snap-To, Hide-pointer-while-typing… EVERYTHING! Just to be sure!)
    4) Run game.