Hide mouse pointer in Kiosk mode

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  1. unni

    unni Guest

    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
     
    unni, Jul 28, 2004
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  2. If you have keyboard access, Ctrl H will hide the mouse pointer.


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    "unni" <> wrote in message
    news:075401c47432$941be760$...
    > 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
    >
    >
    >
     
    Geetesh Bajaj, Jul 28, 2004
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  3. > 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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    PPTools: www.pptools.com
    ================================================
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    Steve Rindsberg, Jul 28, 2004
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  4. In article <>, 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
    ================================================
     
    Steve Rindsberg, Jul 28, 2004
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  5. Thank you for the correction, Steve.


    --
    Geetesh Bajaj, Microsoft PowerPoint MVP
    PowerPoint Notes: http://www.indezine.com/notes
    Free Templates:
    http://www.indezine.com/powerpoint/templates/freetemplates.html

    Technical Specialist, PowerPoint Live
    http://www.powerpointlive.com





    "Steve Rindsberg" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In article <>, 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
    > ================================================
    >
     
    Geetesh Bajaj, Jul 28, 2004
    #5
  6. In article <>, Geetesh Bajaj wrote:
    > Thank you for the correction, Steve.
    >


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

    --
    Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP
    PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com
    PPTools: www.pptools.com
    ================================================
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    October 10-13, San Diego, CA www.PowerPointLive.com
    ================================================
     
    Steve Rindsberg, Jul 28, 2004
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