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If your mouse pointer is getting in the way while you type you can change the settings as follows to have it disappear while you type away:

For Windows XP:

  • Click Start
  • Settings
  • Control Panel
  • Double click on Mouse
  • In Mouse Properties, go to Pointer Options tab
  • Check off the box that says "Hide Pointer While Typing"
  • Click ok

For Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  • Click Start
  • Control Panel
  • Mouse
  • Pointer Options
  • The same checkbox is there
  • Check it off
  • Click Apply and then OK

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Re: Hide Your Mouse Pointer While Typing

It is a pain in the butt when typing alot to have the mouse pointer in the way. Smile

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Re: Hide Your Mouse Pointer While Typing

For some reason, even though I have it checked, it never works for me. Anyone else have this problem?


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Re: Hide Your Mouse Pointer While Typing

Yep it works for me. I went to take a screen shot of what it looks like with the mouse showing while typing but my screen shot would make it disappear so I broke out the camera. Here is what I see with and without the pointer. The darker gray pic snow is with the pointer showing (circled in pink) and the lighter part is without it. Now you will still see the line (pointed out in blue) for both but not the pointer.

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Re: Hide Your Mouse Pointer While Typing

Yep, no change here, I'm looking at my mouse cursor sitting there as I type this, and I just double checked that the option is selected. I don''t Know

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Re: Hide Your Mouse Pointer While Typing

Thinking lemme investigate something...

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Re: Hide Your Mouse Pointer While Typing

Weird, it worked for me in work but now at home (Vista) it doesn't work... dammit! *must delve deeper to resolve*

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Re: Hide Your Mouse Pointer While Typing

Yes, I do. Does that help? Smile

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Re: Hide Your Mouse Pointer While Typing

Same here, I am running Vista, the windows version before this worked well. I'm so sick of seeing my mouse where I type!

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Re: Hide Your Mouse Pointer While Typing

How come you're still way back on Vista? Is it for work and they just won't update yet? Windows 8 seems to have sorted this issue out for me. Smile

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