Removing mouse cursor from text feild

Robert Tilley tilleyrw at
Wed Oct 25 00:14:22 UTC 2006

On Monday 23 October 2006 10:53, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> How does one tell KDE to remove the visible mouse cursor when
> composing text? I often find that the mouse cursor obscures exactly
> the part that I'm trying to read.

Look at the "unclutter" package.  It causes the mouse cursor to disappear 
after a user-defined time.  (Two seconds on my box.)

apt-get install unclutter
unclutter -idle 2 &
' The ampersand runs it as a background process

I often run the command as "unclutter -idle 1 &" so that the cursor disappears 
soon after the mouse stops moving.

Hope this helps, Bob

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