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    Missing Mouse Pointer (XP)

    I know that I should know the solution to this, but I must be having a brain freeze. Here's my problem: I am happily typing along in an Excel spreadsheet and all of a sudden my mouse freezes. Probably because, in the background my trusty Popup Zappers are doing away with the nasties. When it stops zapping, I have to manually click my mouse to get it back, which means removing my hands from the keyboard. Not a big deal - only take a second, but still......What should I press on my keyboard to get the mouse back in the same place it was before?

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    Re: Missing Mouse Pointer (XP)

    I haven't experienced this myself, but does Alt+Tab set the focus back to the Excel spreadsheet?

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    Re: Missing Mouse Pointer (XP)

    Are you by any chance running a USB mouse?
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    Re: Missing Mouse Pointer (XP)

    How would I know if I have a USB mouse? This is a Compaq computer around 1 year old, running XP.

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    Re: Missing Mouse Pointer (XP)

    Some mouse drivers allow an option to hide the mouse while one is typing. Maybe it is in your mouse settings (control panel, mouse)
    Jan Karel Pieterse
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    Re: Missing Mouse Pointer (XP)

    The point where a USB mouse plugs into the computer looks like a mini metal spatula. The main other types are wireless (no cable) and PS2 (which has a hollow cylindrical metal end). HTH
    Gre

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