The case of the missing mouse pointer

The case of the missing mouse pointer

2020, Jan 23    

Suddenly, while working with multiple RDP sessions from my W10 VDI machine, the ‘normal select’ mouse pointer vanished. Remarkably the other cursors, like ‘text select’ and ‘link select’ ,would still show.

Very frustrating as the root of the problem remains unknow to me. While trying to resolve this i came up with a very easy fix.

Within the RDP execute the following sequence:

  • Start ‘main.cpl’
  • Navigate to ‘Pointers’ tab using the Tab-key
  • Press ALT+e to unthick the ‘Enable Pointer Shadow’ option
  • Press ALT+a to apply the settings


The mouse pointer has returned again.

Faith in Windows; restored… for now…