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Re: invisible mouse pointer?

From: Thomas Fitzsimmons
Subject: Re: invisible mouse pointer?
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2008 10:58:02 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Hi Drew,

"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?

I also looked into this a while ago and couldn't find a way to
completely hide the pointer, so I wrote the attached patch.  Ideally
this low-level functionality would be exposed through a new mouse
avoidance mode, as you suggest.


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