Mouse and Keyboard Issues

Did your mouse cursor pull a Twitch on you and disappear? Is your keyboard non-responsive in a heated battle?
This article should help explain and resolve most of the issues that you might encounter with your mouse and keyboard in League of Legends.

Common Symptoms

  • Mouse cursor is not visible.
  • Can type in in-game chat but, cannot cast spells or use champion abilities.
  • Your keyboard bindings are not working.
  • Custom mouse and keybinds not working.


Mouse Cursor is not visible

Mouse cursor does not appear in game

Sometimes, a mouse cursor is not visible when a League of Legends match begins. This is usually tied to your Windows mouse settings. Below are instructions on how to resolve this issue.


Setting up your mouse settings:

  • Click Start
  • Select Control Panel
  • Click on Hardware and Sound
  • Click on Mouse
  • Click on the Pointer Options tab
  • Uncheck the Display Pointer Trails option
  • Uncheck the Hide Pointer While Typing option



Pushing buttons on the keyboard does nothing

Key strokes not being detected

This is often caused by a corruption in the League of Legends input configuration file. Resetting your bound keys by deleting this file and letting the patch re-add it with default key assignments is the most effective way to fix this issue.


Steps for resetting your configuration file:

  • 1. Completely exit the game and navigate to the following directory:
    Default path: C:\Program Files (x86)\GarenaLoL\GameData\Apps\LoL\Game
  • 2. Delete the entire Config folder and relaunch League of Legends.
  • 3. Enter a custom game
  • 4. Your settings should now be reset back to default
Note: Your keyboard may become unresponsive when you press more than 3 keys at the same time. This is caused by keyboard design, as most keyboards cannot handle multiple simultaneous key presses due to their construction. You can read more about this here.


Mouse and Keyboard Binds

Mouse and Keyboard binds and options

Some key strokes and mouse functions are not available to be directly modified through our in-game options. At this time mouse buttons beyond 'Mouse 5' are not detected by our game and cannot be bound through the in-game options. There are also some keyboard keys which are reserved by the game UI and the Operating System that cannot be bound to other functions (i.e. Enter, Escape, Windows Key, etc).


3rd Party gaming software

Uninstall 3rd party gaming software

Unfortunately, even though there are many gaming peripherals that are used to play League of Legends, we have no control over the development of the software that comes with them. If you experience an in-game issue with a custom keyboard or mouse and are running 3rd party software that controls them, we recommend uninstalling that software and checking if the issues still persist. For any other queries about 3rd party gaming software configurations, you will need to contact the device's manufacturer for support. Below are links to support sites of some major manufacturers: