Since you're finding this to be a problem, and the vast majority of people aren't, it probably relates to the mouse you're using. What kind of mouse? Have you tried a different mouse? (For example, I'm using the same operating system in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop on two different Macs with two different mice, and I have no such problems.)
Many thanks for your response. I am using apple' magic mouse, though I will try another to see if that helps. It's odd as it does not happen in any other applications, (word, FCP, lightroom, sketchup, etc.) Thanks again. I will let you know how it goes.
Thank you for this link.
I had found this and indeed have found it a little sensitive, though I have learnt to control the movement better with the 'spacebar' shortcut to bring up the hand for moving around a document. I agree the magic mouse is far too consensitive.
As the issue persists, not just in InDesign, inclined to think it's a communication/ compatibility issue as you suggest. I have started to use another mouse to see if this helps.
This morning we were browsing my childs school webpage on Safari, and this happen - cursor kept disappearing, but mouse was working just we couldn't see where is it.
Then it is Magic Mouse playing tricks.
My mouse is only 7months old. just found that it should have 1yr warranty.
I have the same problem. I don't have a magic mouse- I use a wacom intuos tablet. It is an old one, a GD 1, but it's been working well in Lion. The cursor disappears in Photoshop and Illustrator, but also when using non-Adobe apps. It seems to mostly affect the Adobe apps because that's where I usually am. It happened in CS5, too.
I run Lion in a 2.8 GHz QuadCore tower with 6GB memory. With two monitors, the cursor usually only vanishes from one. I click around both screens, in to and out of the app, and the cursor reappears. I have had it vanich while using a microsoft optical USB mouse.
This is a real pain, though I've been workig with it for a while and apparently will continue to do so.
I posted this on a separate thread.... Seem that this problem is more than just Magic Mouse related...
I completely relate to this issue and it happens to me while using both my mouse and pen and notice it the most while working in CS5 apps. The ones I use most often are inDesign, Ai and PS. At times I also loose the cursor on the desktop trying to go from one window on the left screen to another window on the right screen. I would LOVE to find the cause. Right now, the only way I get my cursor back is by clicking on the desktop and clicking back into the application.
OS X 10.7.4 - up to date
CS5 - up to date
Wacom intuous 4 (mouse and pen) updated with Driver 6.3.2-4 for Mac OS X v. 10.7, 10.6 & 10.5 released July 2012
I have an Apple HD Cinema Display (older) as well as a Samsung screen at home.
MacBook Pro 17" and happened as well on my previous 15" 2009 model.
I found a solution that worked for me. I saved my Premiere Pro project with a different name and the problem went away. Hope this helps someone else.
I am finding the same problem, it's extremely frustrating! I have to restart the program every time it happens, I haven't found a better answer
Same problem here. I'm using a Logitech mouse. My co-worker is having the same problem, but using a Magic Mouse.
I work in IT for a marketing company and have just been made aware of this issue by one of our designers. It's certainly not a magic mouse issue as that was one of the first things we switched (trying a magic mouse, Apple mouse, Microsoft mouse).
Her iMac is a week old and is running CS6 on the latest OSX (10.10.3) software. Based on the comments above, it appears to be an Adobe issue as this issue hasn't occurred on any other application.
The workaround for the user at present is to click off screen, then back on. However a permanent solution would be much preferred!
Have you fully patched InDesign?
Yep, everything is fully up to date... still happens though.
Adobe should pay you to report this problem.
Adobe, your product suck. Fix it will you?
CS6 will never be updated beyond what it is now.
This is still happening in Adobe CC 2016. It happens with Adobe Apps (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator). It isn't a deal breaker, it is just really annoying. Periodically the cursor just becomes invisible, and the only way to get it back is to click outside the app anywhere in the Finder.
iMac 27in Mid 2011
3.4ghz Core i7
macOS 10.10.5 Yosemite*
(*mandated, as El Captain slowed down all the iMacs at work)
Try running as administrator, my mouse cursor returned as normal
You can change the size of the cursor to on Macs to make it easer to see- System preferences> Accessibility> Display> Cursor size.
And in OSX 10.11.5 (El Capitan) you can shake the mouse (like a pencil eraser) to make the cursor briefly enlarge, so you can locate it.