What to do if the mouse stops working

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In most cases that little accessory that moves a cursor around the screen can be make essential in such everyday tasks like copying files, moving them or just opening a window, all in the shortest possible time. But what if the cursor suddenly freezes or disappears directly from the screen.

Normally when this happens we move the mouse quickly to relocate the cursor on the screen Or we usually move it to one of the corners to locate it in a fixed point, although if on the contrary there is a conflict this will not help.

The first point to check is of course the hardware of the mouse itself, checking if the connection is faulty and trying to test another (if we have one at hand) preferably connecting it via USB to rule out failures in the wireless connection. The disappearance of the mouse can also be due to the hiding of the cursor itself due to the application, that is, if we are viewing a video in full screen it is possible that certain programs hide the cursor and it will not be recovered when moving it, for this it will be enough to press CMD + Tab to switch to another application and try to "recover" it.

If this still doesn't work or the cursor still appears and disappears suddenly, then we can resort to the combination of CMD + Q and when it asks us if we want to close the program, we will, since it is possible that it is interfering in the same behavior of the mouse.

Finally, as a more "drastic" measure, we can leave pressed Control plus power button and then the space bar to choose to restart the computer and test if it has been a system failure at that time.

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  1.   paco said

    I have the problem that in some games I cannot move anything on the keyboard because they do not work in the game

  2.   Jose Miguel Secadas said

    The Magic Mouse pointer does not move but if it connects well with bluetooth, it is actually a problem, I have 4 Macs and the pointer works with none.

  3.   Jose Miguel Secadas said

    It has been impossible for me to get the apple magic mouse to work for me, the pointer does not move it does not move across the screen, I am trapped because I really need it and I would appreciate if someone could help me.
    Very thankful:
    Sincerely,
    Jose Miguel Secadas

  4.   Rodrigo Amaya said

    José Miguel Secadas I have the same problem with my magic mouse, how have you solved it, if you could of course, thanks

    1.    Jose Miguel dried said

      I have no choice but to throw it in the trash, despite myself, seek help and do not beat it and that is how one is disappointed in these teams to which one put so much enthusiasm.
      Sincerely,
      Jose Miguel dried

  5.   SAUL SANTAN said

    I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE MOUSE BECAUSE IT FREEZES FROM BEAT AND I HAVE TO BE STARTING THE SYSTEM EVERY TIME AND THAT CONCERNS ME BECAUSE IT MAY DAMAGE. IN REALITY I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO BECAUSE I KNOW LITTLE ABOUT THE METERIA AND THE DEVICE.

  6.   Eduardo Bayo said

    THE MOUSE I USE IS WIRED AND FROM A MOMENT I STARTED TO BE SUPER SENSITIVE TO THE TOUCH, IT GENERATES A REACTION ON THE SCREEN TO CHECK THE WINDOWS OPEN AND RETURN THEM TO THEIR ORIGINAL SIZE, BUT INTERMITTENTLY. HOW LONG DO I HAVE THE MOUSE SINCE I PURCHASED IT, THEN 3 YEARS, THE USE OF IT IS CONSTANT, I USE THE MOUSE ON A SOFT SURFACE AND IT IS ALWAYS CLEAN OF DUST, THE MOUSE I CLEAN IT EXTERNALLY EVERY MONTH, BUT INSIDE I CANNOT, BECAUSE I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO OPEN IT, HOW TO CLEAN IT WITH A BLOWER OR A MINI VACUUM CLEANER, FOR ELECTRONIC APPLIANCES. COULD YOU HELP ME OR ADVISE WHAT IS THE MOST RECOMMENDED, IF TO THROW IT AWAY, REVIEW IT OR BUY A NEW ONE? THANK YOU, FROM COSTA RICA.

  7.   Thony Velez said

    my mause the click is very fast or sometimes it does not work what ago please help me

  8.   Sofia said

    My problem is that the cursor does not move through my magic mouse, I have to do it directly from my laptop. But the funny thing is that all the other functions of the magic mouse work without problem.

    I already checked the configuration from the system preferences of my computer, and everything seems to be fine, battery, connectivity, functionality, etc ... I just can't move the cursor or position myself on something, therefore, by means of the magic mouse. What will it be?

  9.   Kike Cardenas said

    My Mouse DOES NOT "do anything" ... I turned on my computer and it did NOT detect it, I checked the mouse and it is NOT turned on, I changed the batteries and it still does not turn on "it's dead" ... What to do, in these cases ???

  10.   ROLANDO CABRERA said

    My problem is with a USB mouse. The same thing happens, sometimes it sticks or just disappears and then continues to work. This did not happen before, in the same applications, so it has nothing to do with the application. It is not a mouse problem either because if I connect any USB mouse the same thing happens. The funny thing is that with the bluetooth mouse it does not happen, it works without problems, but since I use a Razer naga with 18 buttons, it does not help me to use the bluetooth