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    Anil_robo's Avatar
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    Jul 18, 2006
    Any way to hide the mouse cursor?
    Hi I'm new to macs and I want to know if there is a way I can hide the mouse cursor.

    Why I'm asking this is that I have a quicktime video which I want to play fullscreen, but I do not have quicktime pro. I use the screen enlargement utility (command option +) to zoom in the screen so that only my video is visible on the screen. This method works like a charm, however there is one little problem. The mouse pointer is staring rght around the center of the screen. Only if I could hide the mouse cursor temporarily ...

    Replacing the default mouse cursor with a transparent cursor is another option, but it can be too dangerous for a newbie like me who does not know many keyboard shortcuts. You know what I mean! :spook:

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    Aptmunich's Avatar
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    Mar 09, 2004
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    Just use VLC for full screen video playback...

    It's free!

    Or use this free & legal tip to get QT to play stuff full-screen:

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    Anil_robo's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 18, 2006
    Solved: Hide mouse pointer when zoomed in
    Okay, I discovered a way to hide the mouse pointer when I am zoomed in the screen using Command+Option+ =

    To do this, open the Universal Access preferences, and go to the "seeing" tab. There, first enable the zoom feature if it's not enabled already. Then click "options" in the zoom field.

    In the options, the last section says "When zoomed in, the screen image moves..." There, select the second option "Only when the pointer reaches an edge".

    Now open any application (I opened quicktime video) and zoom in to whatever level you want. Now you can move the mouse pointer around, and the screen will move only when the pointer is at screen edge. That way, you can get the mouse pointer hidden from view (almost) while watching movies etc. in zoom.

    Crude method, but works! :doctor:

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    Or... you could just drag it so the window is big, then move your cursor to the side.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Did you see the date of this thread? This must be a world record for reviving a dead post. It is what .. eleven years old!

    Perhaps it has been sorted out?
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    It was an advertisement Harry. It's now gone.

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