1. James8561's Avatar
    Dell advertises that the stylus has a hover function, meaning there's an on-screen cursor when you hover your stylus over the screen. This worked for a couple days then the cursor completely disappeared and I have no idea how to bring it back. I've tried searching Bing and looking around control panel for an hour and came up with nothing.
    Stylus works fine, just that there's no hover cursor. Any idea how to fix short of a complete reset?
    03-17-2014 01:00 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Have you tried contacting Dell's customer service?
    03-17-2014 01:21 AM
  3. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Maybe the driver needs refreshing?
    03-17-2014 01:36 AM
  4. James8561's Avatar
    Is there any driver for stylus?
    I'll try CS when I get some down time
    03-17-2014 03:32 PM
  5. foxbat121's Avatar
    I have never seen the hover cursor from day one. The only thing I can see if when press the lower button (context menu) and you will see a circle.
    03-17-2014 05:17 PM
  6. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Is there any driver for stylus?
    I'll try CS when I get some down time
    Any piece of hardware will require a driver. Its just software that tells the CPU what it does, how it does it, etc.... It may not be drivers for the stylus, but the digitizer.
    03-19-2014 12:41 PM
  7. psychotron's Avatar
    Mine doesn't show a cursor either. It just lights up whatever element I'm hovering over to indicate that I'm on target. Didn't even know there was supposed to be a cursor.
    03-19-2014 02:26 PM
  8. juanitoriv's Avatar
    It lights up even in text fields? Try it.
    03-19-2014 04:39 PM
  9. mge1201's Avatar
    Great tip I found over at another forum Results from the NEW Dell Stylus for the Venue 8 and 11 Pro Tablets - Page 32

    Control Panel > Ease of access mouse settings > turn on all settings > stylus gives mouse cursor
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    03-19-2014 06:31 PM
  10. James8561's Avatar
    checked "Use numeric keypad to move mouse around the screen" and stylus cursor appeared!
    Thank you so much!
    03-19-2014 06:45 PM
  11. Ted#WP's Avatar
    I recently downloaded the latest Dell's update this past weekend. I didn't use to have this finger point cursor before. It used to be some kind of a hover mark tiny circle.

    Now it looks like this on Chrome. I kinda like it.

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    03-25-2014 07:44 AM
  12. psychotron's Avatar
    I recently downloaded the latest Dell's update this past weekend. I didn't use to have this finger point cursor before. It used to be some kind of a hover mark tiny circle.

    Now it looks like this on Chrome. I kinda like it.

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/25/7ese9ane.jpg
    There was an update? Did you have to download it manually? I know my Dell Updater ran as recently as yesterday and I haven't seen anything.
    03-25-2014 07:58 AM
  13. Ted#WP's Avatar
    There was an update? Did you have to download it manually? I know my Dell Updater ran as recently as yesterday and I haven't seen anything.
    I had set my Dell updater on manual. But the other day I manually clicked Check For Updates. So it might have been older stuff since the last time I did that. I don't remember the last time prior to that. However I do have the Windows Updates on automatic update. It could be from MS I cant be sure. Sorry for the confusion.
    03-25-2014 08:09 AM
  14. psychotron's Avatar
    Yeah, I just checked and all my software appears to be up to date. Wonder why I'm not seeing that?

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    03-25-2014 10:18 AM
  15. Ted#WP's Avatar
    Yeah, I just checked and all my software appears to be up to date. Wonder why I'm not seeing that?

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    I have since hit a few updates. Now the stylus cursor changed to this. Weird cause I didn't make any setup changes. No more finger cursor. Actually I prefer this one cause the finger was obnoxiously distracting and it's not accurate. The tip of the finger wasn't the point of contact.

    Why cant I pick and choose what cursor I want?

    03-27-2014 09:40 AM
  16. drg's Avatar
    My pointer appears when I first turn on the dv8p. After an hour or so, once I turn it back on from sleep the pointer disappears. Pen still works as I hover but I have to restart and I can see the pointer again. didn't happen when I first got the stylus a few months ago. will have to call Dell support see what's going on.
    01-07-2015 07:59 PM

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