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 at its “text editing” mode (a small thin vertical line).

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 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 you can also use a full cursor scheme that is larger or a ‘dark’ scheme, etc. These are ugly solutions 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.

Enjoy!

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