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6 minutes ago, JamesBond@ge said:

so I bet it's you Windows 10 guys that have a problem with it

I use Windows 10 and works fine.

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nomousy just works. it doesn't care if an emulator or game snaps the pointer back to the center or somewhere else at any time. i prefer the mouse pointer totally invisible so i don't have to care about any potential issue from an emulator or game. use any method that works for you. just my two cents...

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I tried using nomousy but you have to adjust each emulators AHK script to properly exit and show your cursor again.

Or at least that was what I experienced in the short time I messed with it.

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The only thing I do is add two ahk lines to the ahk tab for the emulator(s) I want to hide the mouse for.

You may or may not need the other lines. But for the nomousy part, it's only two lines (plus the lines for $Esc:: and { } )

Example:

Run, R:\LaunchBox\Games\Tools\nomousy.exe /hide
$Esc::
{
        Run, R:\LaunchBox\Games\Tools\nomousy.exe
        WinClose, ahk_class window ahk_exe demul.exe
}

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I may have just messed it up but if I removed the "WinClose, ahk_class window ahk_exe demul.exe" part I got errors and even had a problem with it where my mouse cursor would hide itself in weird places like in notepad and text input boxes like in the AHK script box in LB or when typing out a post on the forums.

Most likely user error on my part and the AHK MouseMove script works perfectly fine and is simpler to me.

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4 hours ago, lordmonkus said:

Sleep, 3000 SetKeyDelay, -1, 110 MouseMove, 0, 2160, 0, R $Esc:: { Process, Close, {{{StartupEXE}}} }

That did it, Perfect. Thank you guys so much for all the help. lordmonkus, thanks for being so responsive.

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@lordmonkus , what happens if you move your mouse in game after the the ahk moves the mouse? does it reappear? i'm asking because i use Synergy to move in and out of my gaming PC screen, so I think if I go to move the mouse back into that PC, it may spring the mouse pointer back up. if it doesn't I may have a go with this and see if it stays hidden. does anything ever spring the mouse pointer back out that you've seen? with nomousy, i don't have to worry about that or move the mouse back out to the side. 

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It will show the mouse again if I move it but in my limited testing it doesn't appear out of no where for no apparent reason.

Maybe nomousy is the better solution to your particular setup. At least at the end of the day either the MouseMove AHK or nomousy method works and is much easier than setting up RocketLauncher. I do hope @Jason Carr does implement a proper built in solution in Launchbox which is why it's on the small things list.

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yeah, for me it sounds like i'm better off with nomousy then (even though i prefer to not use utilities other than ahk if i can help it). it would be cool if LB had that, but if it ever gets it i hope it is only an option to use. because if LB were to crash, and that happens sometimes, then the mouse pointer would probably stay hidden causing a lot of grief. i say this because i ran into that a lot with RocketLauncher when I used to use RL. it was so frustrating when things would go awry with RL and you were left with no possible way to use the mouse. with nomousy a LB crash can still cause a problem, but you can at least use keyboard to access the Run dialog and type in the nomousy command to bring it back. for many users this ill event would just result in death and they would hard power cycle the computer or press the power button to shutdown and power back up.

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Yeah, I had an issue in testing it out last night where I lost my mouse cursor. Fortunately I can actually navigate my computer using my keyboard if necessary but I know for many it would be a disaster lol.

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