• Unclutter - hide the mouse cursor


    Hi people,

    I am sure unclutter will come in handy for some people including me. A visible mouse cursor while watching a video is driving me nuts, even if I can move it to the edge and only 1 pixel is visible
    I think it is a pretty unknown program so I thought I will tell you about it.
    It simply just hides the mouse cursor. It’s pretty cool when watching flash videos in fullscreen, and since the mouse cursor doesn’t get invisible in Linux in the majority of cases, you can fix this with unclutter.

    You can install it and add the command “unclutter” to your autostart. Or you can just ALT+F2, enter unclutter and open the video.
    The cursor will disappear in 5 seconds or so.

    [http://sourceforge.net/projects/unclutter/][0]">[http://sourceforge.net/projects/unclutter/][1]

    sudo pacman -S unclutter

    Cheers

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: http://sourceforge.net/projects/unclutter/

    Please give a feedback after you get help so the thread can be set to solved.

  • Hi people,

    I am sure unclutter will come in handy for some people including me. A visible mouse cursor while watching a video is driving me nuts, even if I can move it to the edge and only 1 pixel is visible
    I think it is a pretty unknown program so I thought I will tell you about it.
    It simply just hides the mouse cursor. It’s pretty cool when watching flash videos in fullscreen, and since the mouse cursor doesn’t get invisible in Linux in the majority of cases, you can fix this with unclutter.

    You can install it and add the command “unclutter” to your autostart. Or you can just ALT+F2, enter unclutter and open the video.
    The cursor will disappear in 5 seconds or so.

    [http://sourceforge.net/projects/unclutter/][0]">[http://sourceforge.net/projects/unclutter/][1]

    sudo pacman -S unclutter

    Cheers

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: http://sourceforge.net/projects/unclutter/

    Please give a feedback after you get help so the thread can be set to solved.

  • I just checked and when I opened a video with vlc and went to fullscreen my cursor dissappeared. running gnome here. and I just checked watching a youtube with chrome- cursor dissappeared when in fullscreen.

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  • I assume that you didn’t install unclutter and your post is referring to this sentence

    “and since the mouse cursor doesn’t get invisible in Linux in the majority of cases”

    With vlc and youtube there should be no problems. But if you go and use other players like the one at streamcloud for example, you are lost.

    Please give a feedback after you get help so the thread can be set to solved.

  • I see what you mean. After investigating this issue, I found if I put my mouse at the very bottom of my screen it *almost* disappears so I don’t think I need another program running that may cause problems.

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