Mar
16
2015

Mouse Cursor Disappears When Switching Screens with Synergy

SynergyI discovered the solution to an issue with my mouse cursor disappearing when using Synergy (software that allows multiple computers to share the same keyboard and mouse)  If you are having a similar issue, I hope my fix below removes the problem.

I am running Windows 8.1 on both PCs involved.  I noticed that my display settings were slightly different than one another in the Display setting found in Control Panel.  Here is a screen capture of what that looks like:

control panel display

In my case, the slider for modifying text size was “smaller” (as seen above) on one PC, but moved up a notch on the other.  When I made both PCs use the same (in my case, “smaller”) the cursor appeared on both screens when switching back and forth. 

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