Mouse blanker function?

Warren Block wblock at
Thu Oct 1 08:46:30 PDT 2015

On Tue, 29 Sep 2015, Thomas L├╝bking wrote:

> On Dienstag, 29. September 2015 06:05:43 CEST, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> It shuts off the pointer when you start typing, and brings it back when the 
>> mouse is moved.
> "unclutter" [1], but i'm not sure whether the "-keystroke" switch works this 
> way (it's usually used to hide the mouse in general if it's not moved for 
> some time)

-keystroke has never worked for me on FreeBSD.  It just appears to be a 
no-op.  Tested again just now.

The -idle option can be set to cause the mouse pointer to disappear a 
set time after typing stops.  That is kind of distracting.

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