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Why does my mouse pointer disappears when hovering over Firefox?

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Grand Master

Why does my mouse pointer disappears when hovering over Firefox?

When I'm over the Firefox window, my mouse pointer disappears, unless I'm typing or actively using my mouse.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== This morning after updating to the latest version, but before I had restarted Firefox to fully install the new version.

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Grand Master

Re: Why does my mouse pointer disappears when hovering over Firefox?

i have different plugins, but otherwise same behaviour. just updated to 3.6.8 and did not notice this behaviour before.

Site Moderator

Re: Why does my mouse pointer disappears when hovering over Firefox?

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of your add-ons is causing your problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes). See Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems and Troubleshoot issues with plugins like Flash or Java to fix common Firefox problems

If it does work in Safe-mode then disable all your extensions and then try to find which is causing it by enabling one at a time until the problem reappears. You can use "Disable all add-ons" on the Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode start window to disable all extensions. You have to close and restart Firefox after each change via "File > Exit" (Mac: "Firefox > Quit"; Linux: "File > Quit")

New User

Re: Why does my mouse pointer disappears when hovering over Firefox?

it seems that flash player is causing this problem because when i disable it, everything is fine. i even tried to install older versions of flash player (9.+) but pointer still starts to disappear. i'm using Windows XP. it happens on the both of my computers and it started at the same time (during the last week) i don't know what to do next..

thank you in advance