Surface Pro mouse cursor unresponsive and drift

When I try to play games like STARCRAFT II or Heroes of Newerth in Full Screen mode on my Surface Pro Windows 8 tablet, everything works fine except the mouse cursor does not respond and rides around behind the screen. I can make left/right click on the screen using the USB mouse, and use the pen to create a practice during gaming, but I can’t see the mouse cursor. Sometimes the cursor icon is stuck there. How can I fix the issues on Surface pro?

The cursor works in windowed mode. If you load games in full screen, it ran very smoothly and cursor is not working. Changing into windowed runs very choppy.

How to Fix Mouse Issue with full-screen games on Surface Pro
The Surface Pro desktop actually running by default at 150% dpi and it may be caused by Direct X. Smiply open the game settings and setup on low settings. Here is EpicReviewsTech’s method from youtube.


6 thoughts on “Surface Pro mouse cursor unresponsive and drift

  1. My surface mouse worked initially, but suddenly just stopped working. After I replace th batteries it still did not work. do I have tp reset something? The keyboard mouse still works though. what can I do to restart the laser mouse

  2. The mouse just stopped working on my brand new keyboard. I can get it to click every once in awhile but not on the screen :(
    Not a good way to start out a new purchase.
    Please help

  3. I purchased a Surface 2 an so far, it has been the worst electronic expense of my life. I trusted the Best Buy Sales person and I trusted Microsoft. At the time, I wanted something light with Windows and able to run Microsoft Office.
    It is slow, the screen keeps changing. The cursor constantly jumps around. I have been very careful not to touch the screen while using the keyboard and the cursor still jumps around. The “right click” rarely works. So far while typing this short paragraph, the cursor left the correct spot 10 times.

    • I am not slamming Best Buy or Microsoft. I life them both. However, this Surface 2 is horrible. I have been on the phone with Best Buy and Microsoft for many hours. I tried on line, but it won’t stay connected long enough. Just this addendum to my concern above took 7 minutes. I am assuming it is a combination design issue and bad keyboard. However, the cursor still disappears and/or types in different spots even when using the on-screen keyboard,

  4. I have a new surface pro with windows 10 pro installed

    I recently installed and paired a surface mouse and it worked ok but now it has stopped working even although it is paired

    I changed the batteries but still not working

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