Cursorcerer

Dec 18, 2012 This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Hide cursor when drawing. When are we likely to see an update to Photoshop (and other software) enabling us to remove the cursor when using a wacom cintiq on iOS?

Cursorcerer is a little tool I hacked together which allows you to hide the cursor at any time by use of a global hotkey. It can also autohide an idle cursor and bring it back as soon as you move the mouse.

  1. Ok I figured it out. I use an app called Cursorcerer to set a key combination to hide the mouse pointer While in full screen mode on HBO GO. While in full screen mode you have to position the cursor at the bottom bar where it says the name of the episode and then do the key combination.
  2. AutoHideMouseCursor AutoHideMouseCursor is a small portable Windows application that allows you to hide the mouse cursor, if this does not move.
Cursorcerer

The inspiration for this tool is one of my favorite and most utilized MacOS features: the control-scrollwheel zoom trick. I use it all the time to make things like embedded web videos full screen. The trick’s only major downfall is that it’s a constant battle to get the cursor out of the way.

Cursorcerer How To Use

To install, just double click on the prefpane. Hit control-option-k to zap and unzap the cursor. If you want to uninstall, go to ~/Library/PreferencePanes/ and trash Cursorcerer.

The technique behind this global cursor hiding hack originates in a useful post to the Apple carbon-dev mailing list from Red Sweater’s Daniel Jalkut.

Cursorcerer 3.2 is signed, notarized, and works in MacOS Big Sur, Catalina, and Mojave—and now natively supports Apple Silicon M1 Macs as well as Intel-based Macs. You may wish to right-click and select Open on the PrefPane to quickly bypass GateKeeper.

Update: Cursorcerer has been updated to a 64-bit version that runs smoothly in the latest versions of MacOS. The minimum idle hiding threshold has also been lowered at the request of some users. Legacy users can grab the 32-bit version here, or 2.0 here.

DownloadCursorcerer 3.2


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Stefan Natter

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Desktop.com

Since the beginning of the pandemic, more and more people and teams are confronted with the task of organizing themselves digitally. This is not only about organizing meetings, sprint reviews, budget meetings, and pair coding, but also about organizing web assets and sharing knowledge. And this is where Desktop.com comes into play.

The name already gives an idea of what the SaaS company offers. With your Desktop.com account, you can create and organize multiple digital 'desktops'. Each of these desktop’s purpose is to organize a specific area of your private and professional life (e.g. private, work, family, ..). And the best part? You can share your desktops with your team and work on them together.

Let's take a closer look at a single desktop. A desktop consists of apps and links. Links are basically bookmarks that you associate with the desktop. You will end up with separate lists of bookmarks for each desktop. But this is not the same as the classic bookmarks in your browser, because these bookmarks are especially associated with a specific desktop and you do not have to search for your favorites first. They are just a few clicks away when you need them.

Something similar applies to apps. Desktop.com comes with an integrated app store. These are not native apps, but web apps that you can install on your computer too. Never forget your favorite tools and quickly launch your most used ones. Desktop.com offers a lot more, but you have to find out for yourself.

Let’s look at an example, a company for instance. Example Corp. has created multiple company desktops. One for CRM, Marketing, Finance, Sales, and more. Whenever the respective team needs to know which tool to use they simply open the team’s desktop and click on the app icon. Simple, isn’t it?

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📗 Books

This week I did not get any further in my current book. How about you? What are you reading now?

⛓ Links of the Week

  • Maria Corpeno invited several developers, including me, to answer three questions and share our story to help beginners and intermediate level Software Engineers. It was full of insights about the people I talk with on a daily basis on Twitter already. Thanks, Maria!
  • Tailwind 2.0 dropped this week 🚀! If you have not yet tested Tailwind it's about time. Trust me. As soon as you see how great Tailwind is you should have a look at Headless UI. It's from the Tailwind creators and contains fully accessible UI components, designed to integrate easily with Tailwind CSS.
  • Cursorcerer: hide your cursor at any time when you are streaming or recording videos.
  • promster: 'A Prometheus exporter for Hapi, express, and Marble.js servers to automatically measure request timings.'
  • GoAccess: 'GoAccess is an open-source real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal in *nix systems or through your browser.'
  • ripgrep: 'recursively searches directories for a regex pattern while respecting your gitignore'
  • Glorp: Glorp is an HTTP intercept proxy, allowing the inspection and replaying of HTTP requests.
  • Micro Frontend Architecture: Import chunks from another Webpack bundle at runtime by Zack Jackson
  • 29 of My Favorite Design Tools & Websites You’ve Never Heard of by Danny Sapio
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Video of the Week

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🐦 Tweets of the Week

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https://twitter.com/FrancescoCiull4/status/1328231712095150087
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