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premiumg

Function to hide mouse cursor? (until certain keyboard combo pressed)

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I'm building a HTPC and this mouse cursor is always in the middle of the TV screen. I am not using Media Center but a different software. I'd like to have a script run on startup that hides the mouse cursor until a certain keyboard combo is pressed (i.e. ESC + ALT)

I'm very new to AutoIt so please help me! I'm looking through the help file at mouse commands but I don't see anything to hide cursor.

Edited by premiumg

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This is not hiding but should work for your case.

#include <Misc.au3>

HotKeySet("{F10}", "ReleaseMouse")
$MousePos = MouseGetPos()
_MouseTrap(@DesktopWidth, @DesktopHeight, @DesktopWidth, @DesktopHeight)
While 1
    Sleep(150)
WEnd

Func ReleaseMouse()
    _MouseTrap()
    MouseMove($MousePos[0], $MousePos[1], 0)
    Exit
EndFunc
Thanks man, seems to work. Can you tell me what the code does?

What does sleep(150) do?

This program seems to move the cursor off the screen rather than hide it, correct?

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