Cannot remove mouse pointer!

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Cannot remove mouse pointer!

Postby QXZp » Fri, 03 Nov 2006 05:55:02 GMT

My embedded system (SP1) runs on standard PC hardware and when booting, the 
mouse pointer shows when I get the first blue-colored screen and stays there 
when explorer comes up. Then when a full-screen (OpenGL) app runs, its still 
there. Note: There is no mouse connected to the system! How do I get rid of 
the pointer?

Re: Cannot remove mouse pointer!

Postby KM » Fri, 03 Nov 2006 08:21:59 GMT

This topic has been covered many times in this NG: 
 http://www.**--****.com/ +mouse+cursor

If you don't need mouse on the device, remove all support for it from the image (coinstall, class install, mouse driver, etc.)


Re: Cannot remove mouse pointer!

Postby QXZp » Fri, 03 Nov 2006 09:31:03 GMT

The solutions dont really work for me. I need the mouse for maintenance 
purposes so I cannot remove the driver. Also, I dont have access to the 
source of the full-screen app and the other application that is running (that 
I have acces to the source) is a console application....

Re: Cannot remove mouse pointer!

Postby KM » Fri, 03 Nov 2006 15:06:11 GMT

You should read some [all] of the threads I sent you the link to. There have been posted lots of tricks how to hide mouse cursor 
without removing the mouse support completely. E.g., mouse support is needed when a touch screen pointing device is attached but the 
mouse functionality itself is not required.

For instance, you can set a transparent image for the curser under this reg key: (you can use nullmouse.cur)
[HKCU\Control Panel\Cursors],@.

Or, from your start-up (shell) app or a driver you have source access to, set mouse position to somewhere out of the screen area 
(e.g. SetCursorPos(10000, 10000)).


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