Cursor disappears during Powerpoint Presentation (2019.0.10)

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I am using the Powerpoint add-in that came with the most recent version of Camtasia (2019.0.10) and the cursor will frequently disappear while recording the slide show unless I constantly move the mouse. I notice that "record cursor" is no longer an option in the record settings for the add-in. Is there something I need to set in the Powerpoint slide show options to maintain cursor visibility? Note: This is prior to pulling it into the Camtasia editor where you (apparently) can add cursor effects.
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Posted 2 months ago

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Joe Morgan

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You should probably contact tech support.

Unfortunately, sometimes an upgrade will lead to new bugs.
I'm thinking this may be the case.

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I'm thinking this is totally a function of PowerPoint.

Personally, I run PowerPoint all the time for the sole reason of entering presentation mode in an effort to keep my computer from going to sleep. 

I typically present a black screen and I regularly connect an HDMI cable between the PC and my TV in order to watch internet media. One of the things I've often noticed is that after you enter presentation mode, you briefly see the mouse and after a moment or two, it disappears. I like it that way myself.

However, I looked at the mighty Google  machine and saw the item I'm linking below. Maybe that helps?

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Cheers... Rick :)
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Sorry Rick, we were both answering at the same time!
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Thanks Rick -  suspect that was indeed the problem, but won't know for sure until I make another recording. :-)
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Umm, this is the way PowerPoint works, since time immemorial, for me. Long before I started using Camtasia, whenever I didn't use the mouse for several seconds it would disappear, and I'd have to diddle with it to make it return. I've never looked to see whether PowerPoint has a control that permits the pointer to stay active.
I don't think that this is a Camtasia issue at all, since it's just recording the screen in this case
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The poster mentioned this................................
I notice that "record cursor" is no longer an option in the record settings for the add-in.

Which to me, a non PowerPoint user .Suggested that something was now broken.
Oh well, might have helped if I read the question more carefully.