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On macOS Mojave 10.14.5, my mouse pointer becomes invisible frustratingly often.

The only way to make it visible again is to enter Mission Control or to click on the middle part of the menu bar at the top of the screen, where there isn't a button.

Wiggling the cursor does not make it visible again, but the "enlarge cursor when wiggling" option is on.

Changing the cursor size does not prevent this problem.

Resetting NVRAM does not noticeably fix this problem.

I am using a MacBook pro with retina display mid-2015.

The problem happens on both trackpad and mouse

still happens in catalina .

  • Does this happen with a mouse or trackpad or both? (You don't mention what kind of Mac you are using.) – IconDaemon Jul 6 at 12:01
  • Do you have any 3rd party software or driver (e.g. Logitech) installed which might interfere with the mouse? Or an application which might disable the mouse pointer from time to time? Can you create a new user on your Mac, log in there and check whether it happens for the new user as well? – nohillside Jul 7 at 12:16
  • I have the same problem with 10.13.5. I am using Karabiner-Elements. It isn't easy to investigate, even with a new user context because I don't have any idea what application or event might reproduce the problem. – dan Jul 7 at 23:03
  • @danielAzuelos do you think karabiner causes the problem? – theonlygusti Jul 8 at 2:11
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    @danielAzuelos I've only experienced the issue with 3rd party software so far (not Karabiner, but similar). So disabling it for a while to see whether the problem disappears might be a good approach here. – nohillside Jul 8 at 14:31

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