How to automatically hide your mouse cursor
unclutter-xfixes is a tool to automatically hide your X mouse cursor when you don’t use it. unclutter-xfixes is a fork of the original tool unclutter from the 90s.
unclutter-xfixes uses the x11-xfixes extension, which means that they don’t use fake windows or pointer grabbing. This should cause fewer problems with window managers and/or applications.
This is one of the tools that I just install once and then forget about it ever being there. I don’t use the mouse that much and it’s rather nice being able to hide it. They recently came out with a new release for the first time in close to 3 years, which reminded me that I should probably mention it on my website.
To start it you simply run
unclutter. In a recent update, they added a few new neat features:
||Hides the cursor initially when unclutter-xfixes starts.|
||Lets you specify one or more buttons which does not unhide the cursor.|
||Hides the cursor on touch input.|