How to Hide your Cursor while Typing in Windows 11/10?

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When you start typing in a document such as Notepad, WordPad, etc., on a Windows 11/10 PC, a mouse cursor appears just after the text you type in. If it disturbs you while typing, you can hide your cursor while typing. There are at least two methods on Windows 11/10 through which you can hide the cursor while typing. In this gearupwindows article, we will review both of them one by one.

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The first is a built-in option, which only hides the cursor while typing in apps like Notepad, WordPad, and Microsoft Word. That means the cursor continues to appear in other apps like Chrome and Edge. To hide the cursor while typing in all apps, you need to use a freeware application known as Windows Cursor Hider. This program hides your cursor when you start typing on your PC with a single click.

How to Hide the Cursor while Typing in Certain Apps in Windows 11?

As mentioned above, with the built-in options, you can hide your cursor on specific apps only while typing. Do the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys.

Step 2. Then select Bluetooth & devices in the left sidebar of Windows Settings.

Step 3. After that, click Mouse on the “Bluetooth & devices” right sidebar.

Step 4. When the “Mouse” settings page opens, select Additional mouse settings from the “Related settings” section.

Step 5. After completing the above steps, you will see the “Mouse Properties” window. At the top of this window, hit the Pointer Options tab.

Step 6. In the “Visibility” section, check “Hide pointer while typing.”

Step 7. Then click Apply.

Step 8. Finally, click the OK button to exit.

Once you complete the above steps, your PC will hide the cursor when you start typing in an app like Notepad/WordPad. The cursor will appear as soon as you move your mouse or trackpad.

How to Hide the Cursor while Typing in Certain Apps in Windows 10?

To hide your cursor on specific apps only while typing in Windows 10, use these steps:-

Step 1. Open Windows 10 Settings.

To do that, you can use the Windows + I shortcut keys.

Step 2. Then, click on Devices.

Step 3. Select Mouse under “Devices.”

Step 4. Click the link Additional mouse options under the “Related settings” section.

Step 5. Now, the “Mouse Properties” window will appear. Switch to the Pointer Options tab.

Step 6. In the “Visibility” section, check “Hide pointer while typing.”

Step 7. Then, click Apply.

Step 8. Finally, click the OK button to exit.

Once you complete the above steps, your Windows 10 will hide the cursor when you start typing in an app like Notepad/WordPad. The cursor will appear as soon as you move your mouse or trackpad.

How to Hide the Cursor While Typing in All Apps in Windows 11/10?

To disable the cursor while typing in all apps on your Windows PC, you need to use the Windows Cursor Hider software. This free tool is available as an executable and an AutoHotKey script. Both work the same way. Furthermore, you can use this app on any version of Windows, including Win 11/10.

For this gearupwindows article, we will use the executable file. Here is what to do.

Step 1. First, download Windows Cursor Hider.

Step 2. Then, double-click on the executable file.

Step 3. Now, a new icon will appear in the System tray.

That’s it. Now open any app (like Chrome or Edge) and start typing in the text field. Your cursor should instantly disappear. To bring back the cursor, move your mouse or trackpad.

To unhide your cursor, right-click the app in the system tray and select the Exit option. You need to re-run the app when you need the functionality back.

Download Windows Cursor Hider

You can download the Windows Cursor Hider from GitHub.

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