[Mplayer-users] Re: Hiding mouse cursor? Yeap!

Heinrich Langos heinrich at wh9.tu-dresden.de
Mon Apr 2 13:39:50 CEST 2001

On Sun, Apr 01, 2001 at 01:50:19AM +0300, Anssi Saari wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 31, 2001 at 07:24:44PM +0200, Felix Bünemann wrote:
> > sdl-output (-vo sdl) should hide the mousecursor, at least in
> > fullscreenmode (If it hasn't been changed in recent cvs code).
> Thanks, but I was actually thinking about the xv output, in fullscreen
> of course.  The FAQ says SDL is unsupported and experimental, so I didn't
> bother with it, especially as xv seems to work quite well for me. Debian
> packaging for SDL isn't very wonderful in my opinion either. It wants to
> install a whole bunch of stuff that I don't want.

I've taken the parts that hides the cursor from "xawtv" and put them
in a stand-alone program to do some experiments. Its just about 50
lines of code. 

The short description is this: You have to install a bitmap cursor
with a plain black pixmap. That will make the cursor transparent.

If anybody is interested in making a patch for mplayer I could mail
him the sources. (I've got it at home so I can't attach it here
right now.)


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