[Angstrom-distro-users] Disabling arrow pointer in GPE?
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Sun May 20 01:08:33 CEST 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007, 8:35:13 PM, you wrote:
> Hello Paul,
> I noticed this note about that option facing deprecation in the Matchbox
Thanks for research on this matter. I wondered what's more
current - Matchbox manual or 1.2 announcement which mentioned that
cursor hiding finally should work.
Here's manual sources:
Here's announcement and changelog:
All in all, we should decide what to do - fiddle with Matchbox
trying to make its cursor disabling work, or just use the transparent
theme which is of course known to work.
>> -use_cursor <yes|now>
>> If enabled, an attempt is made to hide the mouse cursor completely.
>> This can be overridden by applications such as xterms.
>> This option will likely be depreciated in future releases, as it does
>> not provide a 100% solution. An improved way of providing this effect
>> is to use libXcursor with a 'blank' ( eg all cursors are fully alpha )
>> theme. See http://projects.o-hand.com/matchbox/sources/utils/.
> They link to the same transparent xcursor theme provided with Г…ngstrГ¶m.
> On Sat, 2007-05-19 at 19:51 +0300, Paul Sokolovsky wrote:
>> Hello Jeroen,
>> Saturday, May 19, 2007, 2:13:17 PM, you wrote:
>> > According to the Matchbox website (the window manager used in GPE) the
>> > preferred method is using a transparent pointer-theme.
>> According to the Matchbox website, version 1.2 of it should handle
>> cursor hiding itself. This is the version used by Angstrom. So, if
>> this doesn't happen, it's worth a bugreport.
>> > And you are in luck! It is already in the feeds:
>> > http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/repo/?action=details&pnm=xcursor-transparent-theme
>> > Kind regards,
>> > Jeroen Hoek
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