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Hide Mouse Pointer When Typing

Does your mouse pointer get in the way while you’re typing? Wish there was a way to just make it go away, then pop back up after the deluge of keystrokes subsides? Well, I have just the solution, my friends!

For Windows XP:

Click Start>Settings>Control Panel and then double click Mouse.

In the Mouse Properties window, click on the Pointer Options tab and you will see a check box that says “Hide Pointer While Typing”. Click the checkmark in that box and click Apply, then OK. You’re all set!

For Windows Vista and Windows 7:

Much the same operation here. Click Start>Control Panel>Mouse>Pointer Options. The same checkbox is present so put a check in it click Apply and then OK.

Note: In Windows 7, if you don’t see “mouse”, make sure your list view is set for “Small Icons“.


Let’s hear it for unobtrusive mouse pointers!