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 Option to have mouse cursor turn off when typing

DavidG

Member
A nice feature many code editors have, is the option to have the mouse cursor turn off when typing. Simply to prevent it from possibly obscuring any text.

And with an auto-complete pop-up like GM2 has, the mouse cursor cause even more of a detraction: When the auto-complete pop-up appears, I often find my attention drawn to whatever random line the mouse cursor may be incidentally highlighting. Takes me a moment to realize that line is not the suggested auto-completion, that's just the mouse cursor being a nuisance.
 

YellowAfterlife

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Forum Staff
Moderator
For native applications, it's a system-wide setting, "Hide pointer while typing" in "Pointer options" in "Mouse Properties" on Windows.
 

DavidG

Member
For native applications, it's a system-wide setting, "Hide pointer while typing" in "Pointer options" in "Mouse Properties" on Windows.
Thanks for the suggestion :)

The "Hide pointer while typing" option is already checked, but interestingly, while it does cause the mouse cursor to hide in programs like Notepad & Skype, in other ones like Chrome and GM2, the cursor remains visible.

I guess it has to do with how certain programs display the cursor, or maybe it's more of an "opt-in" type setting programs can choose to ignore.

I can understand that programs with heavy mouse usage, like GM2, turning the mouse cursor off could be annoying, but as someone who is mainly a coder and plans to focus mainly on GML, I've always enjoyed the cursor off option :)
 

Jobo

Member
GMC Elder
It's up to each program to support Windows settings. If you rely on a Microsoft developed windowing system, it will handle them for you... GMS2 doesn't and Chrome doesn't either. There's a case for adding such a preference however, report a bug
 
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