[FDOM] Mouse cursor visibility

Alexander Chemeris alexander.chemeris at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 09:06:57 CET 2008

QtExtended does not use X11 - it use framebuffer instead.

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Pander <pander at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> Calibration tool in QtExtended can set a cursor, have a look there how
> that is done.
> Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
>> On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 19:57:27 +0100 Bastiaan Hovestreydt
>> <openmoko at hovestreydt.com> babbled:
>>> Hi,
>>> since its possible I want to use my Freerunner with an USB mouse :-)
>>> I got it working flawlessly by plugging the mouse in while the phone is
>>> in host mode and removing the -hide-cursor argument from the ARGS
>>> variable in /etc/X11/Xserver.
>>> Unfortunately you have to restart your Xserver each time you want to
>>> show/hide the mouse cursor. I was wondering if there is a way to change
>>> the visibility of the cursor while the Xserver is running so I don't
>>> have to reboot every time I want to get rid of the cursor again.
>> basically - no. there is no x extension or call to globally make a cursor not
>> visible or visible. thus it's a cmd-line option. you can make an attempt at
>> this in the window manager by setting root cursor to "blank" or "visible" BUT
>> amny apps and toolkits explicitly set cursors of their own on their own windows
>> or on their widgets (eg a different cursor over text areas) and the root cursor
>> is overridden here - thus the global disable option to not have to go patching
>> every app/toolkit and still possibly get a cursor.
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