If in MS Office the mouse cursor disappears (is invisible)


In some versions of MS Office and in applications such as MS Word the mouse cursor may become practically invisible, when it is used in “text editing” mode (a small thin vertical line). You are welcome to follow this simple way to correct the cursor problem and stop trying to guess where it is moving your mouse desperately here and there!

Go to Control Panel > Mouse, and change the “Select Text” pointer to one from a different scheme that is thicker. Press the browse button and go to the pointers named beam. Selecting a pointer offers a preview. When you find a “beam” pointer thick enough for your needs, press OK to confirm your selection and apply the scheme to finish the change of your cursor. You may also like to enable cursor shadow for additional visibility. Of course make sure (at the “Pointer Options” tab) to clear, in case it is checked, the option Hide pointer while typing. Of course you can also use a full cursor scheme that is larger or a ‘dark’ scheme, etc. These are ugly solutions, in my opinion, you have to resort to only if you face extreme visibility problems, otherwise the elegant default scheme with only the replacement of the “text” (“beam”) cursor, will be enough to support your view.

* Check also the best free MS Word productivity macros, and these posts about Creating different headers or footers for odd and even pages, what to do If Word adds blank space above a heading, even at the top of a page, how to Use the StyleRef field to insert in headers your Chapter Title automatically.

* Don’t miss this list with the Best free mouse utilities. Enjoy!

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