Cursorcerer on Mac: Hide mouse pointer after a few seconds of inactivity

The cursorcerer The Mac app is a little helper for everyone who reads documents often, plays presentations, watches videos and otherwise needs a trouble-free display under macOS. The name of the app for the Mac screen is made up of the terms cursor (mouse pointer) and sorcerer (wizard). The disappearance of the arrow, hand or other mouse pointer symbol when the input device is inactive can be set in seconds. The software, which is only 216 kB in size, can be downloaded free of charge.

With the Cursorcerer app for Mac OS X and macOS you can hide the mouse pointer after a few seconds of inactivity, make it disappear completely and also control it with a keyboard shortcut.

With the Cursorcerer app for Mac OS X and macOS you can hide the mouse pointer after a few seconds of inactivity, make it disappear completely and also control it with a keyboard shortcut.

Cursorcerer hides the mouse pointer when inactive

After installation, the Cursorcerer app allows a few settings to refine its function. This shows that with the key combination Ctrl + Alt + K (⌥ ^ K) the mouse pointer can be made invisible and visible regardless of the time setting. If this shortcut is already used by the system or another app (for example magnet) is used, you can also define your own.

Screenshot of Cursorcerer 2.0 under macOS 10.14 Mojave - here you can see the described settings.

Screenshot of Cursorcerer 2.0 under macOS 10.14 Mojave - here you can see the described settings.

In addition, a period of time from 0 seconds to 30 seconds can be set after which the mouse pointer should be deactivated under macOS. As an exception, if you don't want to hide the mouse pointer after a few seconds of inactivity, you can set the slider to “Never”. The setting “Always show cursor if moved” is also interesting. If you remove the checkmark from the box, the mouse pointer remains invisible even when the mouse is moved.

Tip: You probably have to allow the software to be installed in the security settings of your Mac, as it does not come from the App Store. This can be done, for example, via  -> System settings ... -> Security -> "General" tab. 

Cursorcerer download for 32 and 64 bit systems

The Doomlaser app is not new, it has been working since mid-2007 on the developer website downloaded. Meanwhile, developer Mark Johns, who, according to his Twitter account probably mainly developed games, also created a 64-bit version for current macOS versions. This version of Cursorcerer 2.0 as well as the first 32-bit version for older Mac OS X versions can be found on the linked page. If you're into video games, you should also check the homepage. There are quite interesting games and information to discover;)

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