When I play any kind of computer game my mouse doesn't show up. I can still click on things, I just have to spend forever searching the whole screen because I can't see it. This is a recent problem, it used to work fine. This is a problem with the mouse pad, wireless mouse, and corded mouse (I've tried them all!)

  • Are you playing in windowed mode or full screen?
    – Ben
    Sep 11 '14 at 0:52
  • Unplug any usb.
    – Brok3n
    Sep 11 '14 at 0:52
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    You guys are awesome:) It was because I had the tail turned on on my mouse and the games wouldn't recognize it.
    – Amber
    Sep 11 '14 at 1:38
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    You can and in this case you should, answer your own question officially below.
    – Ender
    Sep 11 '14 at 4:27
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    @Amber If you could, it would be awesome, use the "answer your question" button below. Add the information from your comment to that and accept it (when it becomes possible). This way, you may help others with the same problem with your solution
    – Michel
    Sep 11 '14 at 13:12

it can both be a software or hardware issue. if it were a software issue it might have some problem with usb drivers, try re-installing those, also try to check if you are not using any software that is interfering with mouse usb ports or such.

if it was a hardware issue, i would recommend you switch your mouse and see if it works, also try to create a new test user for your operating system and see if it solves the problem.

last solution will be try switching the usb ports.


It could possibly be a proplem with your display and the contrast. Try to reset your setting to default, or on a Mac you can enlarge the cursor size in system preferences + accessability (you probably can do this on a PC, but I just am not sure how).

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