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Old 02-25-2004, 04:03 PM   #1
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i want no mouse in xwindow

i have set up a linux computer for suppling a tv (no keyboard or mouse attached). i am using mplayer with the option -rootwin, because i want to display text in front of the movie sometimes. but when i use -rootwin i can see the mousepointer (a "X" in the center). is there a way to remove the mousepointer or make it invisible?
Old 02-25-2004, 05:33 PM   #2
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hmm, well both freevo and ogle hide the mouse automatically after a certain amount of time. Other than that, it should be theoretically possible to write a script that moves the mouse cursor to a screen corner, since /dev/mouse is just another file (i.e check out what happens when you do "cat /dev/random > /dev/mouse" ;-)).


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