by Larry Ayers
Copyright (c) 1996
So why I am I writing this? Because a programmer named Mark M. Martin evidently had had enough of mouse cursors outstaying their welcome. He wrote a tiny memory resident program, most conveniently started from the xinitrc file, which initially does nothing but wait. It patiently waits for your mouse cursor to stay still for a configurable number of seconds; when this occurs the program simply makes the cursor transparent until you move it again.
The down side of this is that once you become accustomed to this behavior, any time you might be working at a computer which doesn't have unclutter installed, or happen to be using DOS or OS/2, you really notice that cursor. Unclutter becomes sort of a positive reinforcement for using Linux!
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