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== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
  
Unclutter is in [community]:
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[[pacman|Install]] {{Pkg|unclutter}} from the [[official repositories]].
# pacman -S unclutter
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== Usage ==
 
== Usage ==
  
Use your .xinitrc file or WM/DE to start unclutter, for .xinitrc add:
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Use your ''.xinitrc'' file or WM/DE to start unclutter, for ''.xinitrc'' add:
 
  unclutter &
 
  unclutter &
  
If you experience issues when using unclutter in conjunction with a tiling window manager (such as [[xmonad]]), ''hhp'' from the [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=24429 xmonad-utils] package is a useful and lightweight alternative.
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If you experience issues when using unclutter in conjunction with a tiling window manager (such as [[xmonad]]), ''hhp'' from the {{AUR|xmonad-utils}} package is a useful and lightweight alternative.
  
 
== Known Bugs ==
 
== Known Bugs ==
  
 
=== Misbehaviour of the mouse cursor ===
 
=== Misbehaviour of the mouse cursor ===
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Unclutter could cause unusual mouse behaviour in some SDL Games. The mouse cursor might be reset to some positions in the screen because of
 
Unclutter could cause unusual mouse behaviour in some SDL Games. The mouse cursor might be reset to some positions in the screen because of
this problem. The details can be found [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unclutter/+bug/61105 here]
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this problem. The details can be found [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unclutter/+bug/61105 here].
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There are two known workarounds for this. You can either add {{ic|SDL_VIDEO_X11_DGAMOUSE=0}} to your environment variables which does not work for all games or run unclutter with
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{{ic|-grab}} option. However, it is important to note that the grab option may cause some applications such as gksu to not work properly.
  
There are two known workarounds for this. You can either add "SDL_VIDEO_X11_DGAMOUSE=0" to your environment variables or run unclutter with
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== See also ==
"-grab" option
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== References ==
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http://linuxappfinder.com/package/unclutter - Unclutter on Linux App Finder
[http://linuxappfinder.com/package/unclutter unclutter] -- Linux App Finder
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Unclutter hides your X mouse cursor when you do not need it, to prevent it from getting in the way. You have only to move the mouse to restore the mouse cursor. Unclutter is very useful in tiling window managers where you do not need the mouse often.

Installation

Install unclutter from the official repositories.

Usage

Use your .xinitrc file or WM/DE to start unclutter, for .xinitrc add:

unclutter &

If you experience issues when using unclutter in conjunction with a tiling window manager (such as xmonad), hhp from the xmonad-utilsAUR package is a useful and lightweight alternative.

Known Bugs

Misbehaviour of the mouse cursor

Unclutter could cause unusual mouse behaviour in some SDL Games. The mouse cursor might be reset to some positions in the screen because of this problem. The details can be found here.

There are two known workarounds for this. You can either add SDL_VIDEO_X11_DGAMOUSE=0 to your environment variables which does not work for all games or run unclutter with -grab option. However, it is important to note that the grab option may cause some applications such as gksu to not work properly.

See also

http://linuxappfinder.com/package/unclutter - Unclutter on Linux App Finder