disappearing cursor and camera

I have an active camera. the camera view is fine as well and the camera responds to move & rotate commands. but the identifying marker for the camera no longer displays on the screen. Same for the cursor.
Tried closing and re-opening blender.
And opening a new file.
In the new file the cursor and camera shows up.
when I reopened the previous file the cursor showed up in the camera perspective window.
but not in the user ortho, or other perspective view.
As far as I can tell the settings are the same for the new file or the old one.
Has anyone else run into this problem?

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