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Options - Other options

Other options are experimental features. They are kept for compatibility with older version.

Other Options tab screenshot.

Options - Ok, Close, Apply, Help buttons

Control buttons. Online Help not enabled yet on this screenshot.

To apply setting's changes without closing window - click Apply button only.

To apply and close Options window - click Ok button.

To close Options window without storing changes - click Close button, if you pressed Apply button before all changes will apply.

"Online Help" link opens this web site with selected "help" tag.

Completely hiding mode

This mode has been using for special applications: ATM, info kiosk, presentation machine, touch based interface everywhere mouse cursor has to be invisible while an application working and keep access to touch/remote interface or keyboard to control computer.

How to turn on this feature see Options - Cursor Hider - Hide pointer completely and permanently
and hot key description for change the setting on fly.

Hide pointer in mouse idle

During we watch streaming video (YouTube, Vimeo, RedTube $) or TV on Pc we do not touch mouse or touchpad on notebooks at a long time. We haven't see mouse pointer over image. Cursor Hider does it. It removes mouse pointer after a some seconds mouse idle (see Options for set this value) for you.

If you have not a mouse device on special pc configuration (info kiosk, windows terminal, ATM, etc) no way to  move out mouse pointer from screen center. Cursor Hider does it too.

Screenshots


This page collects all software screenshots linked to pages with description
Options -  Cursor Hider (for versions after 1.8.1)
Options - Cursor Hider (for versions prior 1.8.1)
White arrow - cursor is visible
Framed arrow   - cursor is hiden

Crossed red lines - Cursor Hider is disabled.

Options - Applications Launcher
Options - Keyboard Layouts Switcher


Trial version

Trial version has no feature limitations. Only 30 days time limited and a nag screen after 10 days of installation. You may using trial software for test or in complex with some application for a specific task. Then uninstall or purchase software.

Black square bug

We has a several bug's reports describes as a "Black square" in the place where was mouse pointer before hide. We discovered this bug found it appears on some computers, never on others and always under virtual machine (VMWare, Virtual Box with Guest add-on installed).
It is incompatibility with  some video card or video card drivers.

To fix this bug, go to "Control Panel", Open "Mouse" applet, activate "Pointers" tab. Clear "Enable pointer shadow" checkbox to turn off shadow. Press Ok or Apply button. No Black square anymore.

Control panel mouse enable/disable pointer shadow
Mouse pointer shadow in Windows XP. Clear it to fix Black square bug.
See also Google Chrome browser black square bug


Download Cursor Hider to test your system for black square bug.

Hide cursor with keystroke

The first Cursor Hider version had the one function - hide mouse pointer with keystroke. In that time Windows 95/95OSR2/98 had no similar integrated functional. Only in Windows Me was added mouse pointer hiding in the text editing fields. But it did not work in all applications. Cursor Hider worked anywhere.

Now some application doesn't support this functional yet (Google Chrome, FireFox, Opera, for example). And practically all applications keep mouse pointer visible in non text areas, such as images and video.
So Cursor Hider is still actual in the ХХI century.

Option windows. Setting "Quantity of keystrokes" set to "1"
The setting "Quantity of keystrokes" allows turn on or turn off this feature. Set to "0" to turn off it.
Set to "1" to hide cursor after one keystroke.

Options - Cursor Hider - Type of hiding

For versions prior 1.8.1, for versions start 1.8.1 see here

By default Cursor Hider hides mouse pointer by changing current cursor to transparent cursor (do it invisible).
Some applications (MS Excel, Windows Media Player, games, etc)  prevents changes cursor to other. For these cases Cursor Hider has the setting "Type of hiding" to additional moving mouse pointer out of working window or even out of screen for full screen applications where cursor's image may be changed to transparent image.
With any mouse action (moving or clicks) mouse pointer is returned to stored position and reverted application custom cursor.


Screenshot Options window. "Type of hiding" set to 0.


"Type of hiding" values define direction where pointer will moved.
0 - no moving, hide only.
1 - move out of left-upper corner of screen.
2 - move out of upper side of screen
3 - move out of right-upper corner
4 - move out of right side
5 - out of right-bottom
6 - out of bottom side
7 - out of left-bottom
8 - out of left side

Sometimes cursor moving is conflicted  with other applications such as windows task bar is in auto hide mode, toolbars or hidden application activated by mouse moving over some screen area, usually near by screen sides.

To exclude conflicts with other applications change "Type of hiding" (read as "Direction") to other non conflicted value.

Hide mouse pointer with mouse wheel actions

When we scroll a web page or a Word documents by Mouse Wheel  twirling cursor blocks some text us. Mouse pointer is changed its form  (arrow -> hands -> arrow) during web pages scrolling also.
Cursor Hider do pointer invisible to prevent  information blocking.

This feature working for "Options - Cursor Hider - Type of hiding" value equal "0" only.
For other values this feature disabled.

Options - Cursor Hider. Hide pointer with mouse wheel turn on. Type of hiding set to "0"

Request support

To request support visit link below and fill form correctly

Cursor Hider Compatibility OS list

Below listed Operating Systems where Cursor Hider runs and works or not.
  • Windows 8 DP/Server/Consumer Preview/Release Preview
    • Tested. Works. In Metro interface too.
  • Windows 7 32/64 bit All editions
    • Tested and works.
  • Windows Vista All editions 32 and 64 bit.
    • Tested and Works. Compatible with UAC. Works with user privileges. 
  • Windows XP Pro/Home Edition 32 and 64 bit
    • Tested and fine works.
  • Windows Server 2003
    • Tested and Works
  • Windows 2000 SP1/SP2/SP2/SP4
    • Tested on Workstation Edition. No troubles found.
  • Windows NT 4
    • Tested version before 1.5. May required latest service pack SP6a to work.
  • Windows NT 3.51
    • Not tested.
  • Windows 98/98SE/Me
  • Windows 95/95OSR2
    • Tested old versions before 1.5.x. Required Internet Explorer 4 or high.
  • Windows CE, Windows Phone 7.x, Android, iOS
    • not supported
  • Linux 
    • It is not target platform. Did not test with Windows emulators WINE, etc. Some Desktop Enviroments has  a similar functional.
  • MacOS X 
    • has an integrated similar functional.

Cursor Hider Pad file

You may found Cursor Hider PAD (Portable Application Description) file to submit to software listing library (fro example http://1000files.com) here:
http://www.softexe.com/pad/cursorhider.xml

Supporting Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows Me

Cursor Hider 1.4.x (or older) supports Microsoft Windows 98 (and Microsoft Windows 9x/Me).
Link to download this branch latest version http://www.softexe.com/files/cursorhider14910.exe
Versions started 1.5.x (1.6.x, 2.x, etc) works in Windows 2000 (tested), Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 DP/CP/RP (tested).
Download actual version

Download Cursor Hider

Link to download latest version for Windows 7/Vista/XP :
http://www.softexe.com/files/CursorHiderInstall.exe

Zipped installation file:
http://www.softexe.com/files/CursorHiderInstall.zip

See OS compatible list for more details and download link for Windows 9x