How to fix a mouse pointer that is a “fuzzy square” and not an arrow

It is frustrating when the mouse you are using in Microsoft Windows 10 “magically” transforms from a pointer into a fuzzy looking square.

It looks like this:

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I have not figured out why this happens on my dual display setup. It could be a graphics card / USB VGA adapter driver issue on Windows 10, or an LED monitor fault.

Previously, I used to restart my system, however I have found a simpler solution.

QUICK FIX

Now, I just toggle the Enable pointer shadow check box ON or OFF in the Mouse Properties in Control Panel

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