Fixing Mouse Disappearing when using Mouse Without Borders in Windows 10

I had an issue when running Mouse Without Borders(MWB) between 2 Windows 10 machines. The mouse would be invisible when on the computer that the mouse was not physically connected to. This is an issue with Windows 10 (and I believe with Windows 8) as it hides the mouse when none are detected. The default solution to this is to enable “Draw mouse cursor” in the “Other Options” section of MWB. When I did this the mouse did appear on the screen and work but… it was HUGE and I wasn’t happy with the result.

The solution I found is to enable MouseKeys. Go to Control Panel -> Ease of Access -> Ease of Access Center -> Make the mouse easier to use -> and click on “Set up Mouse Keys”. Check the box “Turn on Mouse Keys”. Optionally, I unchecked the boxes “Turn on Mouse Keys with left ALT + left SHIFT + NUM LOCK”, “When using keyboard shortcuts to turn Ease of Access Settings on:”, and “Display the Mouse Keys icon on the taskbar”.

Now the mouse looks the way it should… I hope this helps some people.

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7 responses to “Fixing Mouse Disappearing when using Mouse Without Borders in Windows 10

  1. Brilliant! Fixed for my windows 10 machine. Mouse was not visible on start menu and cursor was too big. All looking and working as it should now.

  2. Thank you!!! I finally just updated to windows 10. Been using mouse with boarders for a long time. I was just about to tear all my hair and finally found your post thank you again!!!

  3. Thank you Sir. I was switching between a windows 7 32 bit and a windows 8.1 64 bit. My mouse and keyboard were plugged into my windows 7 pc and this issue was happening on my windows 8.1 64-bit pc. Your solution did the trick and it helped me alot. Thanks a million champ!

  4. YOU, Sir, are THE MAN!!!. Thanks so much for posting that fix. I often find that any problem I’ve run into with computers, and I fix them for a living, someone else has had the same problem and posted a fix. However, we all must remember, and be grateful, for the time it takes those who post fixes. A very UNSELFISH thing to do. Thank You again. It worked great for me….

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