Issue 67807 - Hide mouse pointer when typing
Summary: Hide mouse pointer when typing
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal with 3 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 54005 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-07-26 19:20 UTC by cbrunet
Modified: 2014-03-20 12:38 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description cbrunet 2006-07-26 19:20:28 UTC
It would be great to hide the mouse pointer when typing text, so the pointer
doesn't hide the text I am typing. The pointer would reappear when I move the
mouse, as most of the softwares do. If you feel it can confuse some users to
hide the mouse pointer, it could be an option that could be activated or not.
Comment 1 kpalagin 2006-08-06 16:06:42 UTC
Great suggestion, I will second that!
Comment 2 thorsten.martens 2006-08-15 10:54:03 UTC
TM->requirements: please have a look, thanks !
Comment 3 indigowings 2009-06-19 04:40:18 UTC
Vista (& XP) has a pointer/mouse option to "hide pointer when typing", the
moment you start typing in most writer programs the pointer disappears, then the
moment you touch the touchpad/mouse it shows back up.  There is also an option
to hit ctrl to locate it as well.  But this doesn't seem to be something
OpenOffice recognizes.

Personally I write a lot.  Not only does the pointer cover things up as
suggested by the original poster but it often times a slight mis-touch and it
will insert itself so you end up typing in a place you did not intend or even

I know nothing about programming but...

Since this is a Windows feature & not necessarily a 'product feature' perhaps
there is a way to allow the OpenOffice product to recognize it?
Comment 4 vdthaoanh 2011-03-10 08:54:03 UTC
This would be a great option/feature for OOo
Comment 5 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-14 11:16:13 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m1(Build:9750)  -  Rev. 1565724
Win 7
Comment 6 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-20 12:38:25 UTC
*** Issue 54005 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***