Hide Your Cursor While Typing – Windows 11

Does it annoy you when your mouse cursor obstructs the display of the text field you’re indexing in? If so, you can conceal your cursor while indexing using one of two techniques on your Windows 10 or 11 PC. Here’s how:

In Windows 10 and 11, you can use two techniques to conceal your mouse cursor while typing. The first one employs a built-in alternative, which hides the cursor while typing in apps like Notepad, WordPad, and Microsoft Word. Your mouse cursor resumes appearing in other apps like Chrome and Edge.

Suppose you’d like to conceal your mouse cursor whenever you need to type something in all apps; you can use a free and open-source app called Windows Cursor Hider. This app ensures your cursor doesn’t arise when you start typing on your PC with a single click.

To hide your mouse cursor using the built-in option, all you need is to open the Windows Settings on your PC, Or you can also use keyboard shortcuts Windows+i to quickly launch Windows Settings.

Once you get to the Windows Settings, click “Devices.”

Now, click “mouse” from the sidebar to the left and then scroll down a bit and select “Additional mouse options.”

Once you do so, a new window will open; select “Pointer Options” from the top. This “Pointer Options” will allow you to change different mouse settings. Now place a mark beside the “Hide Pointer While Typing” option. Then click “OK” to save the changes.

And you’re now all set. From now on, whenever you begin typing in an app like Notepad, your device will hide the mouse cursor. The cursor will appear whenever you move your mouse or trackpad.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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