Google Chrome is undoubtedly the world’s most used browser today. Combining all the major platforms, i.e. Windows, Android and Apple “Mobile” and “Desktop” devices gives Chrome the leading edge. However, when a product is highly popular, more bugs are reported. These are generally user discovered bugs and are generally discussed over leading online forums. Google Chrome is no exception to this. Google Chrome resolves them through regular browser upgrades. Issues like memory usage patterns or browser crashing on newer Operating systems are generally resolved with newer releases. Once such issue is the mysterious disappearance of the “Mouse Pointer” within the browser window. In this post, I am going to talk about how to fix mouse disappearance issues in Chrome.
How To Fix Mouse Disappearance Issues in Chrome
Searching the web will tell you that the issue is not really new. Users in Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Apple MacOS or even Chromebook devices face similar issues. The issues date back to somewhere in 2014. Follow these simple steps to Fix Mouse Disappearance Issues in Chrome:
Step 1: Open Chrome browser in “Incognito Mode” if the problem persists or not.
Step 2: If the problem does not persist, update Google Chrome to the latest release for Windows 10.
Step 3: Open a new Tab and type Chrome://version and see if you are using the latest version.
|Google Chrome||53.0.2785.143 (Official Build) m (64-bit)|
|User Agent||Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/53.0.2785.143 Safari/537.36|
|Command Line||“C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe” –flag-switches-begin –flag-switches-end|
|Executable Path||C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe|
|Profile Path||C:UsersinghoshAppDataLocalGoogleChromeUser DataDefault|
Step 4: On a new browser in Chrome, Type “Chrome://settings”
Step 5: Click on “Show Advanced Settings” See screenshot below:
Step 6: Uncheck the option which says “Use Hardware Accleration when available“.
Note: If the option is already unchecked (non-default), please check the option and restart the browser. Toggling this option seems to solve the problem.
This should resolve the problem temporarily until Google issues a permanent fix to this issue. Till then, Happy browsing!