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unclutter - remove idle cursor image from screen
unclutter [-display|-d display] [-idle seconds] [-keystroke] [-jitter
pixels] [-grab] [-noevents] [-reset] [-root] [-onescreen] [-visible]
[-regex] [-not|-notname name ...] [-notclass class ...]
unclutter removes the cursor image from the screen so that it does not
obstruct the area you are looking at after it has not moved for a given
time. It does not do this if the cursor is in the root window or a
button is down. It tries to ignore jitter (small movements due to
noise) if you have a mouse that twitches.
is followed by the display to open.
-idle is followed by the number of seconds between polls for idleness.
The default is 5. Supports subsecond idle times.
tells unclutter not to use a timeout to determine when to remove
the cursor, but to instead wait until a key has been pressed
is followed by the amount of movement of the pointer that is to
be ignored and considered as random noise. The default is 0.
-grab means use the original method of grabbing the pointer in order
to remove the cursor. This often doesn’t interoperate too well
with some window managers.
stops unclutter sending a pseudo EnterNotify event to the X
client whose cursor has been stolen. Sending the event helps
programs like emacs think that they have not lost the pointer
focus. This option is provided for backwards compatibility in
case some clients get upset.
-reset resets the timeout for idleness after the cursor is restored for
some reason (such as a window being pushed or popped) even
though the x y coordinates of the cursor have not changed.
Normally, the cursor would immediately be removed again.
-root means remove the cursor even if it is on the root background,
where in principle it should not be obscuring anything useful.
restricts unclutter to the single screen specified as display,
or the default screen for the display. Normally, unclutter will
unclutter all the screens on a display.
ignore visibility events (does not apply to -grab). If the
cursor never gets hidden, despite a generous -jitter value, try
-not is followed by a list of window names where the cursor should
not be removed. The first few characters of the WM_NAME
property on the window need to match one the listed names. This
argument must be the last on the command line.
is exactly the same as -not
is similar to -notname, except that the WM_CLASS property of the
window is used. This argument must be the last on the command
line, and so cannot be used with -not or -notname.
-regex treats the first name or class (see above) as a regular
expression. This means that ‘‘ -regex -not foo bar ’’ will not
work as expected; instead use ‘‘ -regex -not ’foo|bar’ ’’.
The -keystroke option may not work (that is, the cursor will not
disappear) with clients that request KeyRelease events. Games and Xt
applications using KeyUp in their translation tables are most likely to
suffer from this problem. The most feasible solution is to extend
unclutter to use the XTest extension to get all keyboard and mouse
events, though this of course requires XTest to be in the server too.
The -keystroke option does not distinguish modifier keys from keys
which actually generate characters. If desired this could be
implemented in a simple way by using XLookupString to see if any
characters are returned.
someone created a sub-window to my sub-window!
means that unclutter thinks a second unclutter is running, and tried to
steal the cursor by creating a sub-window to the sub-window already
used to steal the cursor. This situation quickly deteriorates into a
fight no one can win, so it is detected when possible and the program
Mark M Martin. cetia 7feb1994. firstname.lastname@example.org