[Users] [Bug 3779] mouse cursor/pointer disappears forever, in compose window

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Fri Mar 10 18:38:54 CET 2017

On Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:41:19 +0000, noreply at thewildbeast.co.uk wrote:
> http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/claws-mail/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3779
> --- Comment #5 from Michael Schwendt <mschwendt at fedoraproject.org> ---
> > When composing a message, the mouse cursor disappears as soon as
> > one starts to type.  
> That's normal. Other editors, such as GEdit or Emacs, do that, too,
> so the cursor doesn't disturb your view. Simply moving the mouse
> makes the pointer reappear.

If this disappearing mouse thing is a feature, it's a horrible one
that, depending on the software's definition of "not moving", can make
it impossible to grab small handles in graphics programs. I had that
problem in Debian for almost 2 years: It finally disappeared when I
switched to Void Linux.

But of course, the OP's problem was in Claws compose alone, so no
graphics problem. But still.

I just observed mouse behavior in the Compose window while I'm typing.
I have the same thing. After 10 or 20 seconds of non-movement, it
disappears. This doesn't bother me: I never noticed it. But personally,
I think it's better to leave the mouse pointer on the screen. The user
quickly gets used to bumping the pointer to the edge.


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