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While Using UE4 Editor mouse pointer keeps vanishing

While I'm editing in blue print editor the mouse pointer goes invisible in OSX. I have to click on anything that is no UE4 Editor to get the mouse pointer to show itself again. This is happening so much now its nearly impossible to use the blueprint editor. (UE4 4.2.1). Even happens on Marketplace projects & new projects.

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asked Jun 26 '14 at 04:47 PM in Bug Reports

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avatar image Ben Halliday STAFF Jun 26 '14 at 05:50 PM

Hey tebruno99,

What action do you take to make the cursor disappear? Is there anything in particular you are doing when it disappears, or will it happen while moving the mouse? Can you tell us your system specs? You can find that under About This Mac > More Info. Thanks!

avatar image tebruno99 Jun 26 '14 at 08:12 PM

It happens sort of random, especially while I'm trying to move the view around, organize nodes, or choose items after right clicking to bring up the context menu. It does seem to happen more when I bring focus back to the editor from another application.

27-inch, Late 2013 OSX 10.9.3 Processor: 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory: 32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics: NVIDIA Geforece GTX 780M 4096 MB

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Okay, I was able to reproduce this by having another application open and then moving around in the Blueprint Editor. It looks like it's not properly switching focus back to the editor (the other application retained focus while I moved around in the editor), and when focus was switched during these movements I lost the cursor. Can you confirm that this is what's happening on your end? Thanks!

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answered Jun 26 '14 at 08:30 PM

avatar image tebruno99 Jun 26 '14 at 08:45 PM

How I reliably reproduce:

  1. Have Focus on iTunes.

  2. Right click and hold to move the UE4 view around inside the editor

  3. Mouse pointer is still visable at this point.

  4. Left click on the UE4 view to bring focus to the editor.

  5. Mouse pointer vanishes.

avatar image Ben Halliday STAFF Jun 26 '14 at 08:56 PM

Hey tebruno99,

That sounds exactly like how I was able to reproduce it. I have entered a bug report in our system for our developers to look over. It seems like you need to fully switch focus back to the editor before moving anything around with a click-drag. A single click to the editor in the Dock ought to get around this issue for now while we work to fix the issue.

Thanks for your report!

Ben Halliday

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