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Re: invisible mouse pointer?

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: Re: invisible mouse pointer?
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2008 18:46:29 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

> Is it possible to make the mouse pointer invisible (disappear)?
> I don't mean by, say, setting its color to the frame's background color on all
> characters of a buffer's text. I mean by, say, setting `x-pointer-shape' to a
> value (e.g. nil?) that (somehow) causes the pointer to disappear.
> I couldn't find anything about this, but it could be useful. Is there a good
> workaround, if the feature doesn't exist?
> One use could be to have an on-demand mouse: hide the pointer until you move 
> the
> mouse (then hide it again after a timeout period). In some ways (for some
> people), that might be better than mouse-avoidance mode, which just gets the
> pointer out of the way without making it disappear. I know some that some
> applications have such a feature - PowerPoint comes to mind, but I think I've
> seen it elsewhere also.
> If this were implemented, it could be made available by setting
> `x-pointer-shape' to some value, but then code would need to manage the
> disappearance and re-appearance. Or `mouse-avoidance-mode' could perhaps have 
> a
> new value, `vanish', which would automatically manage the timeout etc.

Hi! Drew,
may be that can help: (i use it here on stumpwm and it work fine)
but may be you want to do that only at the emacs level...

| Homepage: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/X11/contrib/utilities/unclutter-8.README
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