Removing mouse cursor from text feild

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Wed Oct 25 12:01:13 UTC 2006

On 25/10/06, Robert Tilley <tilleyrw at> wrote:
> 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

I'm pretty sure that this funcunality is built into KDE. At least, it
used to be, in earlier 3.x releases.

Dotan Cohen

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