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The cursor is an essential part of the user interface that should normally be visible at all times so that you can interact with your system. There are a few exceptions: media players and games. When you watch a video, whether in your browser, in a dedicated media player, or in a media application such as Netflix, the cursor does not need to be visible. Similarly, the cursor is not needed when you play a game. In either case, it should hide automatically, but if it’s not visible, here are some things you can try.
Looking for a tool that automatically hides the cursor on your Windows computer? By automatic hiding, I mean that the cursor should not be visible when not in use. This is very useful if you’re on a touch screen device. Another case of using such a tool is when you are using an application that runs in full screen mode and is fully keyboard driven.
Hiding the Mouse Cursor on Media Players
If you see something and the cursor does not disappear from the screen, try pressing the dot key on your keyboard. In many cases this will make the cursor disappear. If this doesn’t work, use the application’s keyboard shortcut to pause and play the video. This function is usually assigned to the space bar. It can also hide the cursor.
Using Third-party Software
There are several ways that can be used to hide the mouse cursor, and the post talks about one of them called AutoHideMouseCursor. AutoHideMouseCursor lets you hide the mouse cursor automatically in Windows 10 while you play, etc.
1. Download and install AutoHideMouseCursor.
2. Run the extracted program.
3. By default, the inactivity trigger is set to 5 seconds. To set the time, move the slider to the bottom left of the program window.
4. In the Settings section, check the Start with Windows option. This ensures that the application will run every time the computer is shut down or restarted.
5. make sure that the Always start minimized (ToTray) option is enabled in the #Options menu That’s all there is to it! After a period of inactivity, your mouse cursor will automatically disappear. This is not only perfect for use at home, but also useful if you spend a lot of time in word processing programs at work.
That’s all there is to it! After a period of inactivity, your mouse pointer will automatically disappear. This is not only perfect for use at home, but also useful if you spend a lot of time in word processing programs at work.
This is of course a very bad way to hide the cursor in a game. If you are still having problems hiding the cursor in a particular game, it is possible that another application is running and is preventing it from hiding. Check which applications are active and quit as many as possible. If you use an application to save your screen, it may be responsible for the cursor visibility. If this is the case, look for a recording tool that does not force the cursor to remain visible, or that has the ability to hide or display it according to the user’s needs.
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