I use Kodi with a touchscreen and wanted to hide the mouse cursor, but NOT disable mouse input. This can be done by using a 1×1 transparent PNG file as the mouse cursor. Find out what skin you’re using and where your skin directory is. For me this is “estouchy” and its directory is /usr/share/kodi/addons/skin.estouchy. You need to download the PNG first:
Then move it to the skins media directory (or where ever the skin gets its cursors from):
sudo mv 1x1.png /usr/share/kodi/addons/skin.estouchy/media/pointer_1x1.png
Then edit the Pointer.xml file:
sudo nano /usr/share/kodi/addons/skin.estouchy/xml/Pointer.xml
And replace all “width” and “height” values with 1 and all “texture” values with the name of the 1×1 texture:
<width>1</width> <height>1</height> <texture>pointer_1x1.png</texture>
Now your cursor should be invisible.
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Hello should this instruction work on Android 6 platform?
I don't see why not…
Because i tried on my Mini M8S II and on RemixOS and mouse coursor seems to be somehow \”hardware\” based in android. I didn find any possibility to change this behaviour. When mouse detected, than mouse is displayed. Only whenn no mouse movements detected for few seconf – mouse disapear..
Possible. From the top of my head:- Make sure you changed the correct configuration file for the right skin. Check if the images on disk match the cursor displayed.- Properly restart the app (Kill it in the task manager).
This is a 3 year old work around…. and they still haven't made 'hide cursor' an option.thankfully, this workaround is easy.