hide mouse with Mac Mini

Jun 5, 2006 at 6:58pm

hide mouse with Mac Mini

Hi, I have a patch with a loadbang on “;max hidemenubar” and “;max hidecursor”. It works wery well with my Powerbook 1,33Ghz, 10.4.6. However, on the Mac mini I should use for the installation, as soon as I move the mouse, the cursor is back. This behavior doesn’t happen on the Powebook. Anybody has a cue on that?

#26303
Jun 7, 2006 at 6:45pm

Just to keep up-to-date: as a workaround, I’m finally using mousestate to send “;max hidecursor” each time the mouse is moved.

#78392
Jun 7, 2006 at 9:49pm

On 7-Jun-2006, at 20:45, Meriol Lehmann wrote:

> Just to keep up-to-date: as a workaround, I’m finally using
> mousestate to send “;max hidecursor” each time the mouse is moved.

There’s a 3rd Party object that allows you to redefine the mouse
cursor that might be more reliable for your purposes: define the
cursor to have no colored bits and no mask.

Unfortunately, I don’t recall the object name, but you should be able
to find it at maxobjects.com.

Even more unfortunately, I don’t know if the object is OS X-savvy.

Apologies for the vagueness, but it might be worth your while to do a
search at the maxobjects site to see what alternatives there are.

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#78393
Jun 8, 2006 at 5:37pm

rs.cursor which you can find here:

http://arts.lu/roby

You need a resource editor to redefine your own cursor (Resedit,
Resourcerer, …)
Of course, it’s Mac only (OS9 + OSX)

Roby

#78394
Jun 9, 2006 at 8:02am

hi,

for hide mouse, first download the library “Real Time Composition Library – RTC-lib” from http://www.essl.at/software.html

and then here is a exemple patch for hide mouse, is for Mac and WinXP:

max v2;
#N vpatcher 10 59 610 459;
#P window setfont “Sans Serif” 9.;
#P newex 145 118 27 196617 != 1;
#P message 42 121 68 196617 fullscreen $1;
#P toggle 42 75 15 0;
#P newex 42 50 35 196617 sel 27;
#P newex 42 30 40 196617 key;
#P message 144 138 89 196617 ; jitter cursor $1;
#P newex 42 193 124 196617 jit.window @fsmenubar 0;
#P comment 191 185 100 196617 use esc to toggle back and forth;
#P connect 3 0 4 0;
#P fasten 4 0 5 0 47 72 47 72;
#P connect 5 0 6 0;
#P connect 2 0 1 0;
#P connect 6 0 1 0;
#P connect 7 0 2 0;
#P connect 5 0 7 0;
#P pop;

__albert

#78395
Jun 9, 2006 at 1:13pm

Thanks Albert, but I’ve already done that. The problem is not hiding the cursor, the problem is that the cursor re-appears each time the mouse is moved. And this behavior is only on the Mac Mini, not on my Powerbook. Anyway, using mousestate to hide the cursor each time the mouse is moved works.

#78396

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