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Windows 7: Auto-hide cursor?


30 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Auto-hide cursor?

Is there a way to auto-hide the cursor after the mouse/trackpad hasn't been touched after (x) seconds?

Maybe a registry tweak or a program that is Windows 7 friendly?

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31 Jul 2009   #2

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

I am using ICONOID.

It is now listed as Windows 7 32 bit compatible.

It is not fully compatible with Windows 7 64 bit but the HIDE functions (the reason I like it) work fine.

You can read more at:

http://www.sillysot.com/

For the 64 bit issues follow this thread:

Iconoid 64 bit Install problem
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31 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, but I didn't mean the desktop icons.

I was referring to the "mouse cursor" (pointer)
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31 Jul 2009   #4

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hexagram View Post
Thanks, but I didn't mean the desktop icons.

I was referring to the "mouse cursor" (pointer)
The application includes an option to hide the mouse cursor, the taskbar, the icons or any combination thereof....

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31 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

It doesn't hide the cursor for me after checking the box for some reason... I'm using 32-bit RTM (7600)
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01 Aug 2009   #6

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hexagram View Post
It doesn't hide the cursor for me after checking the box for some reason... I'm using 32-bit RTM (7600)
Hmmm......

Are you leaving the cursor parked on an open Window or on the desktop? It will not hide it if it is parked on a Window (assumption is you are trying to do something).

Otherwise ensure that the "Hide by cursor position" box is checked and that the Delay Time boxes are checked and the time is set appropriately. It is a timed delay which starts when cursor movement stops. The cursor wiill disappear 5 seconds after that.

Are you looking for something like a single Hotkey - Mouse On/Off assignment? I will check my archives.
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01 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

It's checked and I'm not leaving the cursor on any windows. Just the clean desktop.

I'm not looking for hiding with hot-key, I just want the mouse cursor to disappear after a certain amount of time.
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01 Aug 2009   #8

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hexagram View Post
It's checked and I'm not leaving the cursor on any windows. Just the clean desktop.

I'm not looking for hiding with hot-key, I just want the mouse cursor to disappear after a certain amount of time.

Well, I have no explanation. It is woking for me with Windows 7 v7232 x64 bit. I check the boxes as shown, park the cursor on the desktop and 5 seconds after the icons/taskbar disappear the curso disappears.

Which version of Windows 7 are you running? Edit: Never Mind..... now I really don't understand why its not working.
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01 Aug 2009   #9

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

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01 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

settings are identical
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