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How can one make the Windows 8.1 mouse cursor disappear?

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1

    How can one make the Windows 8.1 mouse cursor disappear?


    When watching Netflix and Amazon Prime, in full-screen mode, I cannot eliminate the progress bar at the bottom, even though the mouse is off of the screen.

    Is there a way to make the progress bar disappear?

    Making the mouse cursor disappear would be one way. But how?

    Thank you for your help.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Do you have the same problem watching videos full screen on YouTube ?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I just signed up for a 30 day free trial at NetFlicks.

    I started watching a movie.
    If I didn't move the mouse the progress bar disappeared.
    2 screenshots--

    Not moving the mouse-

    Click image for larger version

    After moving the mouse-

    Click image for larger version
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  4. #4


    As far as I know that happens in all the players, it's for changing sound, stop, start, options etc. Without that function you would have heck of a time to do anything while it's playing.
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