How to Hide Your Mouse Pointer While Typing (Windows 10 and Windows 11)

By | January 10, 2022
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How to Hide Your Mouse Pointer While Typing (Windows 10 and Windows 11)

Have you ever noticed how distracting your mouse pointer can be when you are typing? Don’t you wish there is a way for it to go away so you don’t have to stop every so often just to move the mouse pointer?

Here’s how to hide the mouse pointer while you’re typing. We find this setting helps by hiding the cursor when typing thus making it easier to type without distractions.

1. Type CONTROL in the taskbar search
2. Make sure your Control Panel is set to Icon view (top right)
3. Click “Mouse”.
4. Click the “Pointer Options” tab.
5. Check “Hide pointer while typing” box under “Visibility”.

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That’s all there is to it!

2 thoughts on “How to Hide Your Mouse Pointer While Typing (Windows 10 and Windows 11)

  1. Dianne

    Speaking of Browsers, I have a big problem with MS Edge. I thought I knew how to set up a new laptop but when I turned on sync, it said my
    laptop licence was not activated and that I should activate it. when I tried to activate it, it said I was using an already activated key and I had to buy a new windows licence. The laptop was showing my
    computer licence key. I turned off sync and thought everything was ok but 2 days later, I got an update notice in my start menu so I updated and my computer is now like my laptop. All my settings and favorites are gone. Edge was personalized and now it looks like my laptop page. Do I have to do a system restore to get my settings back. I also got an emsisoft notice to add their browser extension and
    windows security blocked it. My laptop had Mcaffe but I uninstalled it and put in Emsisoft. not sure what to do. PLEASE hELP

    1. infoave Post author

      First, I don’t understand what you’re saying. Edge does not need a license. So do you mean Windows? You can only synch if you’re using the same Microsoft account on both (all devices). You can export your Edge favorites and settings to any browser including Chrome. If you have an activation error, and you’re sure your Windows license is good, you can call Microsoft and explain and they’ll help you activate a valid license. It sounds to me like you tried to use the same license on 2 computers – and that’s not allowed. Nor sure what you mean by “personalizing” Edge. Other than your startup pages, search engine choice, extensions. favorites, and themes there’s not much personalizing you can do. And if you have your bookmarks (Favorites) backed up or exported to another browser – replacing them only takes a few seconds. Extensions, search engine choice, start-up pages, etc. can be set in less than 5 minutes. Emsisoft (McAfee) has nothing to do with any of this.

      I don’t understand how you got an update notice in your start menu for Edge…and finally doing a system restore won’t fix your problem if it has to do with Windows (which I’m guessing it does).

      Finally, you’re not locked into using Edge. If you have so much trouble with it, you can easily switch to Firefox, Chrome, or any of the other popular browsers.

      So, unless you can clarify what you’re talking about a browser (Edge) or the operating system (Windows 10 or Windows 11) I really can’t help you much.


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