You may find that when connecting to a Windows computer running VNC Server that a dot is shown instead of the mouse cursor. This is typically seen when the VNC Server computer either has no mouse attached to it, or no displays connected.
To resolve this, you can either attach a mouse and/or monitor to the VNC Server computer, or try one of the options below on the VNC Server computer.
VNC Server 6.11.0 and later
Enable the AlwaysShowCursor parameter in VNC Server's Options, Expert section.
VNC Server 6.10.1 and earlier
This requires a change within Windows itself.
- Windows 10:
- Click "Start" > "Settings" > "Ease of Access" > "Mouse" > Enable "Use numeric keypad to move mouse around the screen".
- Windows 7:
- Open "Control Panel" > "Mouse" > Select the "Pointer Options" tab > Check or uncheck the box for "Display pointer trails" > Click "Apply".