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AutoHideMouseCursor

By Nenad Hrg Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 27, 2012

Cursors are necessary and useful, but every now and then they can get in the way. You might find them blocking the text you're typing in a word-processing document, hovering over the forehead of someone in a video you're watching, or presenting a distraction during a slideshow. This is a problem that can be easily solved with AutoHideMouseCursor. This simple utility can automatically hide your cursor after a specified period of time, keeping it out of the way until you need it again.

The program's interface is straightforward; there are check boxes to disable the program, have it start with Windows, and keep it on top. A slider lets users adjust the period of time that AutoHideMouseCursor waits before hiding the mouse, ranging from 2 to 100 seconds. Time starts counting down once the mouse stops moving, and a timer shows a receding progress bar as the seconds pass; moving the mouse starts the timer over again. The program can be minimized to the system tray for easy access. We liked that the cursor automatically reappears once the mouse is moved; there are no keyboard shortcuts or other tricks to remember. There's no Help file, but most people shouldn't have much trouble figuring it out. Overall, AutoHideMouseCursor is a very simple program, but it proved to be very useful at those times when the cursor gets in the way.

AutoHideMouseCursor comes as a ZIP file. It's accessible after extraction with no need for installation.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.67

Version 1.67 includes updated language files and verification and testing for Win 8.1 on Windows-8.1 Pro.

General

Release August 27, 2013
Date Added August 27, 2013
Version 1.67

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 43,293
Downloads Last Week 53
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Developer's Description

With AutoHideMouseCursor, automatically hide the mouse cursor with an adjustable timer. It is the desktop tool when the cursor is too annoying to them, such as when working with word processing programs because often when you enter the text cursor is in the way and obscures the text. Features include adjustable timer, optional translation function, and low CPU usage.