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Re: how to hide the mouse pointer

* Tyler Smith <tyler.smith@mail.mcgill.ca> [070503 08:21]:

> I was wondering if it would be possible to configure the mouse pointer
> to disappear when not in use. I know I can just move it out of the way
> into a corner somewhere, not a big deal. But if it's possible to have
> the pointer just disappear after a few seconds of inactivity, and
> reappear the next time I move it, that would be handy.
> Not a real burning issue, I know. Is this possible, and if so how? Is
> this something that X can do, or is it controlled by the wm?

I have been running unclutter (a Debian package) from an X terminal:

    $ unclutter -idle 1 &

The & causes unclutter to run in the background.  See the man page for

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