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Paper Tape
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Cursor/Pointer Disappearing & Flickering



Since updating to the Windows 10 Creators Update I've had problems with my cursor/pointer.


When loading webpages and opening apps and programs my pointer disappears, flickers and becomes unresponsive. Most of the time the cursor becomes pix-elated with a rotating blue circle as seen in the picture below (print screen doesn't work when this happens).




I've tried reinstalling and rolling back the mouse drivers and going to task manager and ending Windows Driver Foundation as mentioned on another forum, nothing worked.


The problem occurs after my laptop has been on for a few minutes. I'm using a Lenovo YOGA 510-14ISK.


Can anyone help me with this please? It's extremely annoying.





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Re: Cursor/Pointer Disappearing & Flickering

Hi there, TConway -  


Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.


Disabling/re-enabling mouse

Try updating the video driver.

If still flickering persist, change the Screen resolution


Update us how it goes.




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What's DOS?
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Re: Cursor/Pointer Disappearing & Flickering

I have exact same issue with my Lenovo Z51-70 80K6 .


I updated my video drivers up to the latest versions, but it has not been fixed.


It had been working fine until , I think, 2-3 month ago I got an update. 
It disappears , then instantly reappears with low resolution in wrong place, and then again reappears in its right place with normal resolution.
I use 150% scaling , lower is inconvinient. Tried to delete synaptics touchpad software , problem was fixed , but temporary. System reinstalls this synaptics and again same issue.

Paper Tape
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Re: Cursor/Pointer Disappearing & Flickering

Exact same issue for me!

It is very annoying. I am very disappointed with this laptop until now, I have had many annoying problems and I bought it only 1 month ago.

I bought the Lenovo Yoga 710 for 1000€, it is a very expensive laptop, so this kind of issues are not acceptable.


Someone solved this problem??

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Re: Cursor/Pointer Disappearing & Flickering

It's a bug of Lenovo Utility. Disabling it helps. Also keeping scaling at 125% helps.
Paper Tape
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Re: Cursor/Pointer Disappearing & Flickering

Even the latest BIOS update did not help. This seems to be the problem with new windows updates !

Paper Tape
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Re: Cursor/Pointer Disappearing & Flickering

both of these approaches does not help in any way.

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