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unni
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      28th Jul 2004
Hi,

Problem:
Need to hide mouse pointer at all the time in presentation

My slide show is in Kiosk mode so I can control the
navigation using command buttons (and VBA code). I would
like to hide the mouse pointer at all times because I am
using a touch screen to record input from research
subjects. The mouse pointer is just "in the way" and
confuses the subjects.

Thanks for your help!

Unni



 
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Geetesh Bajaj
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      28th Jul 2004
If you have keyboard access, Ctrl H will hide the mouse pointer.


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"unni" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:075401c47432$941be760$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hi,
>
> Problem:
> Need to hide mouse pointer at all the time in presentation
>
> My slide show is in Kiosk mode so I can control the
> navigation using command buttons (and VBA code). I would
> like to hide the mouse pointer at all times because I am
> using a touch screen to record input from research
> subjects. The mouse pointer is just "in the way" and
> confuses the subjects.
>
> Thanks for your help!
>
> Unni
>
>
>



 
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Steve Rindsberg
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      28th Jul 2004
> Problem:
> Need to hide mouse pointer at all the time in presentation


Makes sense.

I don't know that you can hide the pointer but Windows lets you choose
different cursors for its various pointers. (Control Panel, Mouse, Pointers
tab)

If you have a copy of VB (or probably one of the other MS programming
languages) it includes IMAGEDIT.EXE, a little editor that lets you create/edit
icons and ... bingo! ... cursor files. Open an existing cursor file (from
C:\Windows\Cursors) and delete all but a tiny dot or everything, save it as a
new CUR file and select that as your cursor.

In case you don't have a cursor editor, I've put a couple up here:

http://www.rdpslides.com/nothing.cur
http://www.rdpslides.com/dot.cur

One is a one-pixel dot, the other is nothing.

You'll probably need to rightclick the link and choose "Save target as" to suck
those big badboys (OVER 700 bytes EACH!!!!) down the wire atcha.


> My slide show is in Kiosk mode so I can control the
> navigation using command buttons (and VBA code). I would
> like to hide the mouse pointer at all times because I am
> using a touch screen to record input from research
> subjects. The mouse pointer is just "in the way" and
> confuses the subjects.
>
> Thanks for your help!
>
> Unni
>


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Steve Rindsberg
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      28th Jul 2004
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Geetesh Bajaj wrote:
> If you have keyboard access, Ctrl H will hide the mouse pointer.


But not in Kiosk mode. Or at least it won't for me in 2003.


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Geetesh Bajaj
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      28th Jul 2004
Thank you for the correction, Steve.


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"Steve Rindsberg" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Geetesh Bajaj wrote:
> > If you have keyboard access, Ctrl H will hide the mouse pointer.

>
> But not in Kiosk mode. Or at least it won't for me in 2003.
>
>
> --
> Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP
> PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com
> PPTools: www.pptools.com
> ================================================
> Featured Presenter, PowerPoint Live 2004
> October 10-13, San Diego, CA www.PowerPointLive.com
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>



 
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Steve Rindsberg
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      28th Jul 2004
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Geetesh Bajaj wrote:
> Thank you for the correction, Steve.
>


I mostly wanted to verify that I wasn't doing something silly! ;-)

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