Text cursor disappears while typing an email


J

JasonD

This is an annoying bug with Outlook 2007. The text cursor disappears as
soon as I start to type in the email editor. I find it distracting to not
see where I am on the screen. It generally comes back once I stop typing.
Sometime instantly, others only after I click in the text with you mouse.

At one point in a proir version of outlook, this was a usability feature and
there was an option to turn it off. But this seems more like a bug.
 
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S

Srikanth

Start > control panel > Mouse properties > Pointer options >
Uncheck "hide mouse pointer while typing"
 
B

Brian Tillman

JasonD said:
This is an annoying bug with Outlook 2007. The text cursor
disappears as soon as I start to type in the email editor. I find it
distracting to not see where I am on the screen. It generally comes
back once I stop typing. Sometime instantly, others only after I
click in the text with you mouse.

It's a mouse driver option. Check the "Pointer Options" tab in the Mouse
Control Panel applet.
 
G

Greg Sandow

Brian Tillman said:
It's a mouse driver option. Check the "Pointer Options" tab in the Mouse
Control Panel applet.

I have this problem, and I'm afraid it's not because of any mouse driver
option. I've had "hide cursor while typing" unchecked during all the time
I've had the problem. So that can't be the cause.

I'm running Outlook 2007 on Windows Vista Ultimate, on a Dell XPS M1520 with
4 gigs of memory. Didn't have this problem when I ran Outlook 2007 on XP.
 
B

Brian Cohoon

I'm experiencing the same problem. It only seems to happen when getting a
replied email from external. The cursor is visible in the To: From: and
Subject fields, just not the body. I can move the invisible cursor by
clicking on different places in the body and start typing from there,
selecting text also works. It is just the text cursor is not visible.
 
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Gene R

I searched these forums for a problem that some of my users are having, and
your post came close to what they are experiencing. The problem appeared
with Office 2007, as the behaviour was not present in 2003. What is being
reported is that when a new mail message arrives, it interferes with typing
in any application the user happens to be using at the time. The cursor
actually disappears, and if the user is typing at the time, anything they
enter goes in the "bit bucket". If the user doesn't watch the screen as they
type, they could loose entire sentences before they realize the cursor has
gone away. I have checked the obvious mouse cursor settings to disable the
"Hide pointer while typing", and in Advanced E-mail options I unchecked the
four action items for "When a new item arrives in my inbox".

This has become a real annoyance, and I haven't been able to locate a fix
for it. Any help is appreciated. Users are on Windows XP Pro SP3 with
Office 2007. Updates are all current.
 
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