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Old 04-17-2006, 06:12 AM   #1
mrjamin
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Hide mouse cursor/change cursor location?


Hey,

I have a MythTV box, (running FC4 and WindowMaker) and one thing I'd really like to do is somehow hide or move the mouse cursor off screen when the computer logs in. Reason being that when you go to watch a Video (i.e. launch an external movie player) the mouse cursor sits atop of the full-screened video window for a second or so. Sure, its not major, but its not ideal.

Any pointers? (no pun intended!)

MrJ
 
Old 04-18-2006, 07:31 PM   #2
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OK, another possible solution I'd like to explore - is it possible to change the mouse cursor to a 1px spec?
 
Old 05-12-2009, 12:24 AM   #3
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I am also have a same kind of issue.

any pointor how to solve this?
 
Old 05-13-2009, 11:54 AM   #4
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I am also have a same kind of issue.

any pointor how to solve this?
I switched to Ratpoison and use 'addhook switchwin banish' in my ~/.ratpoisonrc file
 
Old 09-27-2010, 10:09 AM   #5
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Lightbulb Unclutter solution

I have spent hours for finding a solution to hide a cursor in kiosk-purpose CentOS 5.5 + WindowMaker-0.92. Finally I found it so I like to share:

1) install unclutter from EPEL repository (unclutter-8-2.el5.i386 in my case)
2) edit ~/GNUstep/Library/WindowMaker/autostart and add

unclutter -display :0 -root -idle 1 &

(without specifying -root, cursor hides only in programs, not in window manager, -idle xx means number of seconds of mouse inactivity before cursor hides)
 
  


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