Mouse cursor or pointer is one of the important parts of Windows OS. It helps to take actions when using some browser, application, program, etc. We can open or close some application, play videos, operate Windows and do many other things because of mouse pointer or cursor. We need it definitely, but sometimes there is a need to hide mouse pointer temporarily, isn’t it! While reading some eBook, article, watching video, etc., we feel the need to hide mouse cursor. Natively, we can’t hide pointer, so we simply move it to some corner or taskbar. But, there is a software that can help you hide mouse cursor automatically when there is mouse inactivity. This software is named as “AutoHideMouseCursor” and its name clears its purpose a lot.
This is a free software and lets you set timer for hiding the mouse pointer. You can set timer anywhere between 2 seconds to 100 seconds. After that, when you are not using mouse, the timer starts automatically. When the timer is finished, it will hide mouse cursor. To bring back the pointer, just move mouse and it will visible again. You can also hide pointer by pressing any key on keyboard. This is useful when you can’t wait for the timer and want to hide pointer instantly.
This is a basic but very useful software. Let’s see how to use this.
How To Hide Mouse Cursor In Inactivity Using This Software
Download page link of AutoHideMouseCursor is given at the end of this review. This software is portable. That means you don’t have to install it on your PC. Double-click its application and it will start running in the system tray. After running the software, you can see its icon in the system tray (on the bottom left side of desktop screen). Now the very first thing you have to do access the Preferences. You can do this by doing a right tap on its tray icon and then clicking the Preferences window.
Its Preferences window provides a slider that is used to set the time to automatically hide the mouse cursor. You can set time between 2 to 100 seconds. A Timer bar is also available there which is filled with green color. As soon as there is mouse inactivity, the green bar starts empty based on the time interval.
A couple of extra features like disable software temporarily and put the preferences window always on top of other windows are also available. Adjust the options and then you can close preferences window.
Now whenever your mouse cursor is not moving/inactive/idle, timer will start and the mouse cursor will hide when timer is over. To show mouse cursor again, you just need to move your mouse and the cursor will visible again.
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Hiding the mouse cursor has its own benefits. When you’re reading a news, playing some game that doesn’t need mouse, playing video on YouTube and don’t want to get distracted by mouse cursor, etc. In such type of situations, this software to hide mouse cursor will be useful. Whenever there is mouse inactivity, it will hide mouse cursor based on the time interval set by you. Try it.