Mouse blanker function?

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at
Mon Sep 28 21:17:59 PDT 2015

On 09/28/15 09:05 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Monday 28 September 2015 23:57:24 Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>> On 09/28/15 08:36 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>> Greetings all;
>>> Is there such a critter as a mouse blanker in the xorg kit of
>>> utilities?
>> Sorry, I've never heard of a "mouse blanker" before - what would such
>> a program do?
> It shuts off the pointer when you start typing, and brings it back when
> the mouse is moved.

Ah, that'd normally be handled by the text entry widget in the toolkit.

I don't know of any standard program that monitors for typing to determine
when to hide the mouse in other applications - it's tricky to monitor input
events without interfering with apps (though obviously not impossible as
xspy & other keyloggers have long proven).

	-Alan Coopersmith-              alan.coopersmith at
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