How To Hide Your Cursor While Typing In Windows 11/10

As we all know, the cursor is an essential part of using a computer. However, it can be distracting when typing, especially if you are a fast typer. Luckily, Windows 11 and 10 have a built-in feature that allows you to hide your cursor while typing. In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to do it.

Step 1: Open Mouse Settings

The first step is to open the Mouse settings. You can either search for “Mouse Settings” in the Windows search bar or navigate to Settings > Devices > Mouse. Once you are in the Mouse settings, click on “Additional mouse options.”

Step 2: Access the Mouse Properties

In the Mouse Properties window, click on the “Pointer Options” tab. Under the “Visibility” section, check the box that says “Hide pointer while typing.”

Step 3: Apply the Changes

Click on “Apply” and then “OK” to save the changes. The cursor will now be hidden when you start typing and will reappear when you move the mouse.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I customize how long the cursor is hidden?

A: No, the cursor will be hidden for a default period of time. However, you can adjust the time delay before the cursor hides by moving the slider under “Visibility” in the Mouse Properties.

Q: Will this work with all types of keyboards?

A: Yes, this feature is not keyboard-specific and should work with all types of keyboards.

Q: Can I still click while the cursor is hidden?

A: Yes, you can still click and interact with your computer while the cursor is hidden.

Tips for Working with a Hidden Cursor

  • If you need to locate the cursor, move your mouse, and it will reappear.
  • If you are having trouble finding the cursor, press the Ctrl key, and it will be highlighted temporarily.
  • If you prefer to have the cursor always visible, simply uncheck the “Hide pointer while typing” box in the Mouse Properties.


Hiding your cursor while typing can be a useful feature for those who find it distracting. With Windows 11/10, it’s easy to enable this feature and customize the delay time. If you have any further questions, feel free to refer to the FAQs above.

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