Is there a fix for this bug that causes my cursor to randomly disappear? It happens every couple minutes and it's incredibly frustrating because I'm constantly trying to figure out where my cursor is.

I'm running High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G3025) on a 15 inch 2015 Macbook pro with two external monitors.

Some additional details:

The cursor stays invisible until I right click or press cmd-tab. It seems to happen with several apps including Chrome and Atom, but I've noticed it happens quite a bit more frequently when I mouse over a kitty terminal window.

  • Cursor as pointer or is it build in or BT or USB – Ruskes Nov 15 '18 at 23:20
  • Mouse cursor. I'm using the macbook's built-in touchpad. – SimpleJ Nov 15 '18 at 23:23
  • Just to be clear this is not the normal disappearance of the cursor when you are typing text into a web form, or other document? As all I have to do to get the cursor back is to touch the trackpad and voila! – Steve Chambers Nov 16 '18 at 0:06
  • we can not help you without more details from you ! Cursor where in what App ? – Ruskes Nov 16 '18 at 1:05
  • Added some extra details to the question – SimpleJ Nov 16 '18 at 1:35

If your mouse cursor has mysteriously disappeared in OS X, try the following tricks in descending order to bring it back:

  1. Hit Command+Tab to switch back to the Finder or to another app, then switch back to the active app

  2. Summon the Force Quit menu by hitting Command+Option+Escape, there is often no need to actually force quit anything as just summoning the menu is often enough to make the cursor return

  3. Quit and relaunch the app, or quit all apps if the cursor is gone everywhere

  4. Adjust the size of the cursor, found in System Preferences > Accessibility > Display to make it reappear


Let me know if problem remains.

  • 2
    Slightly increasing the cursor size in system preferences seems to have fixed the issue entirely. – SimpleJ Nov 17 '18 at 6:41

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