Screen rotation -- My two cents

Wade Brainerd wadetb at
Tue Mar 3 18:55:43 EST 2009

On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 11:10 AM, <pgf at> wrote:

> james wrote:
>  > I have experienced the frustration of trying to use the mouse pad when
>  > in ebook mode (actually not quite ebook mode, since you have to open the
>  > XO a bit to get your finger on the mousepad).  The reason I need to do
>  > it is that when I'm using View Slides the enormous mouse arrow blocks
>  > part of the picture on the screen, so I want to move it out of the way.
>  > What would be far better would be to have the mouse pointer simply hide
>  > itself when the mouse pad or mouse hasn't been used in awhile.  It would
> $ yum install unclutter
> $ unclutter &
> (and add it to .xsession)

You can also do this in the Activity code using the set_cursor method of
gtk.Widget.  Perhaps in response to a timer, which gets reset by mouse move
events over your reading area.

That wouldn't require any additional steps by the user.

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