hide mouse with Mac Mini


    Jun 05 2006 | 6:58 pm
    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?

    • Jun 07 2006 | 6:45 pm
      Just to keep up-to-date: as a workaround, I'm finally using mousestate to send ";max hidecursor" each time the mouse is moved.
    • Jun 07 2006 | 9:49 pm
      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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    • Jun 08 2006 | 5:37 pm
      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
    • Jun 09 2006 | 8:02 am
      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:
      __albert
    • Jun 09 2006 | 1:13 pm
      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.