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    hiding the mouse when its not needed

    how can i hide my mouse? it shows up right in the middle of the screen but i dont need it unless i move it... is there any way to hide the damn thing and maybe hit a key combo to unhide it?

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    keyboard shortcut: turn on mousekeys in windows accessability options, then press ctrl-right a few times..... should work.

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    I could swear I replied to this post earlier.. but as I said (or attempted to) You could make an invisible cursor or just a very small one possibly
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    Re: hiding the mouse when its not needed

    Originally posted by Alives
    how can i hide my mouse? it shows up right in the middle of the screen but i dont need it unless i move it... is there any way to hide the damn thing and maybe hit a key combo to unhide it?
    You could use Girder or any other windows automation program to move the cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen on startup.

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    Have a search about on the net for this one. The simplest way I've found is to write a vb program and tell windows the screensaver is running. This will hide the mouse pointer. Then, end the program and tell the pc the screensaver is not running and the mouse pointer will appear!

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    Mouse Macro

    Back when those make money surfing the webs were popular, I used a mouse macro to surf the web while I was sleeping. I just recorded about 10 minutes of web surfing, then played it over and over while i was asleep.

    Anyways, you can easily make a macro that moves your mouse to the bottom right. EZmacro allows you to make hot keys to start them. You could make another to bring it out. Play around with the program. When you start a macro, it jumps the mouse to the same point it was when the recording was started. So you could make a split second recording of the mouse starting in the right corner...then another starting in the middle. Hot key them and you are good to go.

    I DLed EZmacro from http://download.com I think it is trial now, but you can probably find a freeware version of smething similar at download.com. Just search mouse macro.

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    Originally posted by Andrew Chappell
    The simplest way I've found is to write a vb program and tell windows the screensaver is running. heers
    well, now you have found a even easier way!:


    start->run->mspaint

    make the image small (just small, beacuse of the space it would take on your hd! spaces is money, right?)

    and save it as "blank.cur"

    done

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    i actually did some research, some thinking, and some smoking... and came up with this...

    winamp uses skinned cursors... create a skin with cursors! The playlist cursor is named Pnormal.cur ... just use a cursor ecditing program and create a blank cursor named that in your skin file.

    Set winamp to use its cursors instead of the explorers.

    Done... problem solved. Whenever the cursor is over the playlist its invisible!

    Thanks weed, youre the best!

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    hey, just save a empty pic as a pointer.

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