mousehide has been broken for a while (at least since F12). When in insert mode, the mouse is invisible when over the gvim window. This is expected.
What is unexpected is that when the mouse moves, it should become visible again. This is according to the vim documentation for "set mousehide".
Workaround is to add "set nomousehide" to your .gvimrc file.
This bug is also in ubuntu:
Installed vim packages:
[jdyoung@quickstep ~]$ rpm -qa | grep vim
Yes, this is very annoying and still broken in Fedora 16.
vim-7.3.638-2.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
If we can get an update for F16 too, I'll be happy to test and provide feedback.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing vim-7.3.638-2.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
vim-7.3.638-2.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.