Hide the Mouse Cursor

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by boneyarsebogman, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. boneyarsebogman macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2010
    I would like to capture some videos from my screen and use them as part of a video I am going to edit. The video would be of me accessing an application, letting it run and then capturing all of this. Yet I would like it so that the mouse doesn't appear while you are doing this. Is is possible to hide the mouse cursor at will, so that it is invisible? Are there any applications to do this?

    Hope you can make sense of what I'm asking. Thanks.
  2. Salmar macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2007
    I don't know if this is what you want but to hide my mouse pointer I click on the escape button and to bring it back just click the mouse again.
  3. mstrze macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    What kind of video? If it's educational..ie. how to make the app work, wouldn't you want the mouse in the picture to show where you need to click?

    Having an application open and operate as if by magic is going to look weird.
  4. jackerin macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    If you only need to capture you opening the application then you could use keyboard navigation with the arrow keys, command-up for moving a folder up and command-down for opening folders/applications.

    Otherwise I think iShowU has an option not to record the mouse.

    Edit: brainfart with the application name.
  5. boneyarsebogman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2010
    Many thanks for your replies.

    @mstrze - yes it would be an educational video. I guess the intention is to record the application at work both with and without the mouse and see which one looks the best.

    @jackerin - the goal is to not only be able to open the application, but also to use it as well.
  6. sharkync macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2009
    Never knew that, thanks for the info.
  7. jackshrack macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2011
    This is an old thread I knew, but the person who said you hit escape is right. It took me a really long time to discover this and was looking for it. However, it doesn't work in fullscreen because escape usually in most apps leaves fullscreen so I downloaded Cursorcerer and it did the trick. It installs into your preference pane. Also if using the esc trick...be sure to hold down the escape key and once you move your mouse again the cursor reappears. Thanks for the tip.

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