Disable for fullscreen apps should also disable software cursor



  • As probably everyone else I'm very satisfied with f.lux and have been using it for years now. It's great. :)

    Lately discovered that I've been running with an outdated version far too long, so I really appreciate all the updates. One feature I really like is the auto-disable on fullscreen apps and also the software mouse cursor. Finally that blue mouse cursor is history. ^^

    There is one problem though: Some fullscreen apps, and I'm talking about games here, need a hardware cursor. For instance Mass Effect Andromeda. If there is no hardware cursor active, the mouse icon is completely missing from the game which makes the menus unusable.

    So for now, sadly, I completely turned off the software mouse option in the f.flux options. It would be awesome when the feature that switches f.lux off for fullscreen apps would also auto-disable the use of the software mouse cursor.

    Thanks in advance and keep up the great work! :)



  • No because then it would do that when you don't want it to. Not all full-screen apps are games that have this problem. So, I think it's best to just toggle the software mouse cursor on and off as needed.


  • f.lux team

    Yes we could definitely do this on single-monitor machines. Maybe even for every fullscreen app, because people are having this issue who want f.lux running while they're playing a game.

    Have to think about it more for >1 monitor cases - e.g., if you're playing a video on one display do you want the hardware cursor on the other one? (Tracking the cursor to see where it is would be a little more expensive.)



  • Well I guess TwoCables has a point though. Another and probably much simpler idea would probably be a hotkey for enabling / disabling the hardware cursor.



  • @GODzilla said in Disable for fullscreen apps should also disable software cursor:

    Well I guess TwoCables has a point though. Another and probably much simpler idea would probably be a hotkey for enabling / disabling the hardware cursor.

    With all the hotkeys already taken by other programs and web browsers, how would he figure out the best key combo without ending up with a conflict on someone's computer?

    Sure, maybe he could provide the ability in f.lux to create your own hotkeys, but I know from experience that he won't do that because too many options and preferences could overwhelm the average f.lux user. It wouldn't be long after putting such a customization in that people start asking for help with customizing their hotkeys setup.

    Fortunately, it's very easy to toggle the software mouse cursor on and off.


  • f.lux team

    @GODzilla I mean just for performance reasons we leave the hardware one on during the "day" or when you won't notice the change, so a manual way would be a lot worse. But people can't be losing a cursor during a game, so we should fix that soon.


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