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NVIDIA releases hotfix driver to fix your disappearing mouse pointer

By Koh Wanzi - on 29 Jul 2019, 10:32am

NVIDIA releases hotfix driver to fix your disappearing mouse pointer

Image Source: NVIDIA

Last week, NVIDIA rolled out a new GeForce driver that added official support for the GeForce RTX 2080 Super and performance optimizations for Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Unfortunately, the v431.60 WHQL driver also made your mouse pointer go wonky, especially after Alt-Tabbing from a game to the Windows desktop. The cursor effectively disappears, replaced with two barely visible lines in my case. 

Thankfully, hotfix driver v431.68 is supposed to fix this, and NVIDIA's support page lists it as addressing an issue where the "mouse cursor may render incorrectly after exiting a game". Many games use custom pointers for navigating menus, and sometimes the pointer disappears entirely, so it's not difficult to see why this happened.

"A GeForce driver is an incredibly complex piece of software, we have an army of software engineers constantly adding features and fixing bugs. These changes are checked into the main driver branches, which are eventually run through a massive QA process and released," NVIDIA wrote in a post on the GeForce support forums. 

A hotfix driver is NVIDIA's way of getting fixes for major bugs out to users more quickly, and will eventually be incorporated into the next official driver release. 

You can download the latest hotfix driver here

Source: NVIDIA