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Hide "Hourglass" Cursor in presentation ?

 
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MarvinV1.0a
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:46 am    Post subject: Hide "Hourglass" Cursor in presentation ? Reply with quote

Between two Slides Impress shows in the lower left Corner an hourglass cursor.
Is there a way to hide or disable it ?

I am using openoffice 2 on Debian

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Hide "Hourglass" Cursor in presentation ? Reply with quote

MarvinV1.0a wrote:
Between two Slides Impress shows in the lower left Corner an hourglass cursor.
Is there a way to hide or disable it ?



Short answer is no, I'm afraid not. Well at least no way that I can find or know of.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried pulling the mouse all the way down and over so only a pixel or two would be visible? Worth a try.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No the Problem is i want du run the prensentation in a kiosk mode on a pc withoaut keyboard and mouse.

Is there a way to "theme" the Cursor Icon ?
In X i can replace all the Cursors with a transparent one but Open Office seams to use different Cursors.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just ran across a dialog box that might help. Have you tried Slide Show - Slide Show Settings...

There is a checkbox for "Mouse Pointer Visible". That might suit your needs.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This doesn't work unfortunately, and is incredibly annoying. The placement of your mouse cursor doesn't matter, and is completely unrelated to the hourglass.

Someone does have a clever hack to get around it, though:
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=69520

The hourglass always appears to the bottom left of the slide, and it drives me absolutely nuts. I want very clean slides, and as few distractions as possible in order to give an effective presentation. Any little movement on the screen will immediately cause people to look there instead of paying attention to me and the pictures on the slide. Maybe some people want it so they can have feedback, but I can't stand it.

I couldn't give a lick about animations, which are merely distracting. There are a ton of other features that I don't believe are needed, but when it comes to the very few features I do want, Impress unfortunately doesn't have the same priorities I do.

All I want is simple slides (very little text and pictures), no distractions, and I would enjoy a couple of notes on the screen while presenting. I can get by without notes, but the hourglass at the bottom is particularly annoying for being intentionally put there with no way to get rid of it.
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