How do I stop VLC Media Player from hiding my mouse cursor? VLC hides my mouse cursor whenever I put my cursor over the video. It's very annoying.

I am using Xubuntu 16.04 64-bit and VLC Media Player 2.2.2 from the repos.


In Advanced Preferences -> Video you'll see the entry to control this:-

VLC Advanced Preferences

Hide cursor and fullscreen controller after x milliseconds can be set to any large value longer than any video. Of course you'll retain the controller, but that comes with the setting.

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  • How do I get to the VLC Advanced Preferences? I only see regular Preferences. – Aaron Franke May 14 '17 at 2:59
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    It's at the bottom of the screen: select All under Show settings. – AFH May 14 '17 at 11:15
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    Still hides the cursor in non-fullscreen videos (Ubuntu 16.04.2, VLC 2.2.2), where it is even more annoying. In fullscreen I'd actually expect it to hide, but not in window mode. – Zelphir Kaltstahl Jul 10 '17 at 22:28
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    Actually there is a bug for the thing I was talking about: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vlc/+bug/1601981 – Zelphir Kaltstahl Jul 10 '17 at 22:34
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    @Zelphir - Thanks for the link: useful information. Not sure what you can do about it, apart from running an earlier version until a fix is released. – AFH Jul 11 '17 at 10:54

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