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On windows, what is the shortcut key that makes the mouse cursor disappear?

I used to know this combination but now I can't find it.

When you press it, the cursor completely disappears, even if you move the mouse. it only comes back again when you press something else.


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I don't know of a keyboard shortcut to hide the mouse pointer anywhere in Windows. Maybe you remember a keyboard shortcut from a particular application like PowerPoint? – Bavi_H Jul 14 '10 at 4:48

I don't know about the shortcut keys, but nomousy has such a function.

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Please don't link directly to donwnloads. But instead to pages that include them – A Dwarf Jul 10 '11 at 15:48
@A Dwarf, What if a file has no page? – Synetech Aug 14 '11 at 5:32
Say that it's a direct download? – Rob Sep 14 '11 at 16:57
The original link is dead. I did not want to link a non-official web copy, so I queued an edit for a google search instead. – Ishmaeel Feb 14 '14 at 10:41

[Not sure how many Windows versions this goes back.]

In the Mouse control panel applet on the Pointer Options tag there is "hide pointer while typing", and if selected no special keypress is needed.

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If you read the question you'll realize that this is not what I'm looking for. I'm looking for something that will make the cursor disappear Even if you move the mouse. have a downvote. – shoosh Jul 13 '10 at 8:27
Wow thats harsh :( – Javed Ahamed Jul 13 '10 at 8:42
I just hate it when people write something only vaguely tangential to the question just for the slim chance of picking a random upvote. – shoosh Jul 13 '10 at 13:01
@shoosh If you're unhappy with the relevance of the answer, edit the question to make it more clear. – dbkk101 Aug 31 '11 at 4:11

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