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Disabling mouse/cursor RRS feed

  • Question

  • My business uses a Windows 7 computer to display media content in our lobby. These machines have scheduled tasks configured to restart every morning in order to refresh/update content as needed. Problem is after reboot the mouse cursor shows up on the screen.

    We've try a number of utilities dand also a "hidden.csr" file but for one reason or another (overtime) the mouse/cursor eventually appears on screen again.

    My question is:

    Is there a way to disable the mouse/cursor completely either by group policy or registry edit?  

    Friday, November 14, 2014 6:24 PM

Answers

  • Checked this ? 

    http://www.jholjhaal.com/hide-mouse-cursor-on-windows-with-mouse-pointer-scheme/


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Friday, November 21, 2014 1:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Tuesday, November 25, 2014 1:56 AM
    Sunday, November 16, 2014 9:20 AM
  • Hi there,

    As far as I'm aware there is no way to do this fully natively in Windows. It will require additional files (usually blank cursor files) or third part applications.

    Here are some links to check out. The first one uses windows themes with custom cursors:
    http://www.jholjhaal.com/hide-mouse-cursor-on-windows-with-mouse-pointer-scheme/

    The second uses a registry edit, along with removing the cursor images from imageres.dll:
    http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/183676-hide-mouse-pointer-bootup.html

    Let us know how you get on


    Regards,

    James Henderson

    MTA: Windows Server Admin Essentials
    MTA: Networking Fundamentals

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Friday, November 21, 2014 1:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Tuesday, November 25, 2014 1:56 AM
    Friday, November 14, 2014 7:50 PM

All replies

  • Hi there,

    As far as I'm aware there is no way to do this fully natively in Windows. It will require additional files (usually blank cursor files) or third part applications.

    Here are some links to check out. The first one uses windows themes with custom cursors:
    http://www.jholjhaal.com/hide-mouse-cursor-on-windows-with-mouse-pointer-scheme/

    The second uses a registry edit, along with removing the cursor images from imageres.dll:
    http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/183676-hide-mouse-pointer-bootup.html

    Let us know how you get on


    Regards,

    James Henderson

    MTA: Windows Server Admin Essentials
    MTA: Networking Fundamentals

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Friday, November 21, 2014 1:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Tuesday, November 25, 2014 1:56 AM
    Friday, November 14, 2014 7:50 PM
  • Checked this ? 

    http://www.jholjhaal.com/hide-mouse-cursor-on-windows-with-mouse-pointer-scheme/


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Friday, November 21, 2014 1:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Tuesday, November 25, 2014 1:56 AM
    Sunday, November 16, 2014 9:20 AM
  • Do you require any more help with this?

    Regards,

    James Henderson

    MTA: Windows Server Admin Essentials
    MTA: Networking Fundamentals

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 11:56 AM