[kde-linux] Anyway to have KDE hide mouse pointer when keyboard in use?

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at rasterman.com
Thu Jul 26 11:00:55 UTC 2007

On Thu, 26 Jul 2007 03:27:42 -0700 James Richard Tyrer <tyrerj at acm.org> babbled:

> david wrote:
> > I once used a Mac on which the mouse pointer politely disappeared while 
> > you were using the keyboard. Can I get the same functionality in KDE? 
> > The reason I'd like it is because I usually use keystrokes to access 
> > application menus, and if the mouse pointer happens to be over the area 
> > where the menu comes down, the applications act as if the mouse pointer 
> > is what they're supposed to give priority to and proceed to either 
> > ignore my keystrokes or insist on moving the highlight to whatever item 
> > is under the mouse pointer (if there's even the slightest movement of 
> > the mouse).
> > 
> This sounds like an interesting idea.  However, I think that it would be 
> X11 that would have to do this since it controls the mouse and keyboard 
> when you are running in graphics mode.

this is not x's problem - your toolkit (qt) needs to handle this.

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