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Evil-e
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Auto-hide mouse cursor during gameplay

30 Jan 2020, 13:56

Need For Speed: World needs the cursor at times, but would like it to vanish when mouse ball is no longer in use... say a second or so. When the mouse ball moves, I would like the cursor to re-appear to use again. I found the following script, but unable to adapt it for my needs:

https://www.autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=69555&p=299768&hilit=hide+cursor#p299768

The following is one variation that seemed to make sense, but didn't work:

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SystemCursor(OnOff=1) 
{
	if (OnOff == 1)
	{
	   BlockInput MouseMoveOff
	   DllCall("ShowCursor", Int,1)	
	} 
	else 
	{
	   MouseGetPos, , , hwnd
	   Gui Cursor:+Owner%hwnd%
	   BlockInput MouseMove
	   DllCall("ShowCursor", Int,0)	
	}
}
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Evil-e
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Re: Auto-hide mouse cursor during gameplay  Topic is solved

30 Jan 2020, 20:38

UPDATE: Located a great little application file to hide the cursor. I found two versions, for your mouse hiding pleasure: Both are EXTREMELY light-weight and are applications, so not installed on your machine.

#1: https://download.cnet.com/AutoHideMouseCursor/3001-2084_4-75676781.html (100% stand alone with .ini file for settings) (32bit)

#2: https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/AutoHideMouseCursor (few more options and requires two registry keys for settings) (32/64bit)

This application is designed to be run with launch of Windows, so requires Process, Close, to shut it down when done. I opted for option #1, because I prefer to have it that much more light-weight and the additional features of option #2 are not beneficial for my needs.

I would still like an answer to my OP, if there is an AHK script to hide cursor, but this is a great option :)

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Evil-e
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Re: Auto-hide mouse cursor during gameplay

01 Feb 2020, 08:53

@Tcharr ya silly wabbit. That was the same link as in my OP :)

Thanks, but was unable make it work. I tried some variations of it, but no luck :(

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Tcharr
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Re: Auto-hide mouse cursor during gameplay

01 Feb 2020, 11:05

Evil-e wrote:
01 Feb 2020, 08:53
@Tcharr ya silly wabbit. That was the same link as in my OP :)

Thanks, but was unable make it work. I tried some variations of it, but no luck :(

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Oops! I missed the link id.

Maybe this one will help you -> https://www.autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?p=36693#p36693
Tcharr
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Re: Auto-hide mouse cursor during gameplay

01 Feb 2020, 11:07

@Evil-e
Sorry. I missed the post id.
Maybe this one? https://www.autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?p=36693#p36693
Evil-e
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Re: Auto-hide mouse cursor during gameplay

01 Feb 2020, 14:18

@Tcharr Thanks, Bugs ;)

Looks like it would work, but appears to need some "input" to hide / show cursor. What I was looking for is the cursor to auto-hide when not in use for a moment. I have been tinkering with the AutoHideMouseCursor application (linked above) and I have decided that it is the way to go for me. The program launches hidden and the cursor timer starts right away. It has adjustable timer for auto-hide to enable and avoids any interaction with AHK. I have it set for 1 second and is perfect. The moment I move the mouse ball, the cursor shows up where it was left previously.

I appreciate your help, but I now consider this matter closed :beer:

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Tcharr
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Re: Auto-hide mouse cursor during gameplay

01 Feb 2020, 14:53

@Evil-e

Input can be changed to a loop that checks for mouse movement. A_TimeIdle or one of its relatives would be useful, I think. :)

Anyway, I am glad you found a worthy solution to meet your needs. Fare well.
Evil-e
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Re: Auto-hide mouse cursor during gameplay

02 Feb 2020, 04:45

@Tcharr

Oooooh, thanks. Will check it out again :)

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