X Server Cursor Option
simon.farnsworth at onelan.co.uk
Fri Jul 9 10:07:05 PDT 2010
I've asked you to ensure that you keep a relevant mailing list in the loop.
Please respect my request - I made it for good reasons.
I honestly can't answer your questions - I never need the X cursor, so it
suits me to have it completely disabled and impossible to re-enable. I pointed
you at XFixes, because I believe that the code used by the HideCursor request
is closely related to the code that the -nocursor option amends.
If you keep this on the xorg mailing list, rather than insisting on mailing me
privately, you may get helpful answers from other people.
On Friday 9 July 2010, Chris Healy <cphealy at gmail.com> wrote:
> So, if I understand what I've just read, I would use the xfixes extensions
> within the applications that I don't want to see a cursor over?
> I have four seperate GUI's that will run on this embedded device:
> Firefox GUI
> Java GUI
> Clutter GUI
> Mono GUI
> Basically, I'd have to add code to each of my applications?
> (BTW - Are you on IRC? I'm cph1234 on freenode)
> On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 9:25 AM, Simon Farnsworth <
> simon.farnsworth at onelan.co.uk> wrote:
> > On Friday 9 July 2010, Chris Healy <cphealy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Simon,
> > >
> > > I saw your name as being the author for this change so I thought I
> > > would
> > go
> > > straight to you with my question.
> > Please don't omit a relevant mailing list when doing this - by all means
> > CC me
> > in, but I don't always have time to answer questions, and including the
> > mailing list helps you get a timely answer.
> > > I have an embedded touchscreen device that should normally not have the
> > > cursor visible, thus I want to use the -nocursor option, but for
> > debugging
> > > purposes, I need to be able to plug a mouse in and have a visible
> > > cursor. (Because this is for debugging purposes, restarting the X
> > > Server is not
> > an
> > > option.)
> > >
> > > Is there a way to make the cursor visible again without restarting the
> > > X Server?
> > This is very deliberately not possible with the -nocursor option - it
> > aims to
> > ensure that the cursor cannot be displayed no matter how hard X
> > applications
> > try.
> > You want to look at the XFixes extension - the -nocursor option simply
> > alters
> > the cursor behaviour to act as if a HideCursor request is in force for
> > all possible windows.
> > --
> > Simon Farnsworth
> > Software Engineer
> > ONELAN Limited
> > http://www.onelan.com/
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