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Old May 9th, 2017, 12:23 PM
detsi detsi is offline
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missing pointer

I am using my daughter's old laptop with a wireless mouse. When I wake up the desktop from sleep mode, the pointer is 'invisible'. If I hover over an icon I can see a highlight where the pointer should be, so when I left click the pointer becomes visible. I have discovered that a work-around is if I leave open the last web page that I am viewing and close the lid, the mouse is present when I open up again. Is it necessary to close all web pages before closing the lid as it seems that the pointer only vanishes when opening up to the desktop?
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Old May 12th, 2017, 10:09 PM
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Hi detsi,

I spotted your request yesterday, but had no immediate answer. Right off I would eliminate the wireless mouse - try a wired mouse and check. Could be bad batteries on the mouse, or other odd things that happen when using wireless mice/keyboards.
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