Hiding the X cursor?

Marius Gedminas marius at gedmin.as
Thu Jul 16 07:51:48 PDT 2009

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 12:46:56PM +0200, Thomas Jaeger wrote:
> Peter Hutterer wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 01:37:21PM -0700, Tyler McClung wrote:
> >> Is there a way to hide the cursor on the fly without restarting the  
> >> server or window manager?
> >>
> > shouldn't XFixesHideCursor and XFixesShowCursor do the job? 
> > (disclaimer: haven't actually used it)
> On master, they sort of work, but once you've used them, animated
> cursors are no longer shown.

Which is very painful when you're trying to use Compiz's desktop zoom to
be able to read the links in the browser window on your TV screen from
across the room.

Marius Gedminas
Undergraduates owe their happiness chiefly to the fact that they are no
longer at school...The nonsense which was knocked out of them at school is
all gently put back at Oxford or Cambridge
	        -- Sir Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)
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