Re: [Usability] Hiding the mouse pointer when inactive

On 1/12/06, Calum Benson <Calum Benson sun com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-01-06 at 16:41 -0800, Corey Burger wrote:
> > IMHO, it is a good general principle that programs should hide the
> > mouse pointer when the mouse is in active and the person is typing.
> > However, I cannot see anything in the HIG either way.
> I'm not entirely convinced it's a HIG issue; if it happened in one app
> I'd probably expect it to happen in all of them, which would make it a
> toolkit issue, really.  The HIG tries not to deal with those; they're
> usually discussed and settled on the lists or in bug reports.
> Cheeri,
> Calum.

Given that, shall the recommendation be made the programs should hide
their cursor when inactive?


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