Using a mouse with the TV

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Offline jcerutti

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Using a mouse with the TV
« on: December 11, 2009, 07:00:56 PM »
Has anyone figured out how to get the mouse pointer to display over top of the content on a TV? I'm broadcasting a webpage and I have a mouse connected. I want to be able to click on certain items with the mouse but it is not visible. My workaround so far is to use a pop-up window since it seems to show the mouse when you open a pop-up. This is not the ideal solution for me though because the scheduler window (which is blank since it's just a redirect to open an Internet Explorer popup) will sometimes display over top of the content i'm intending.

thanks - Jesse

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Offline EricL

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Re: Using a mouse with the TV
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2009, 08:55:49 PM »
Hi Jesse

Magicinfo Pro hides the mouse cursor by default although you can choose to make a web area clickable-I can't remember if that makes the cursor visible-it would seem logical that it would  ;)

I do know that you can see a cursor when you use VNC to remote the screen.

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Re: Using a mouse with the TV
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2009, 03:15:22 AM »
Hi Eric,

The web area is clickable but the mouse is hidden, so if you happen to guess correctly about where your mouse pointer is located and left-click, it will work. It seems odd to me that there is not a setting to override this but as of now I cannot find one, if anyone know of this or another workaround that would be great (or maybe an update to the scheduler software that allows this in the future).

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Offline Bill Coral

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Re: Using a mouse with the TV
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 10:42:43 PM »
Jesse/Eric yes indeed - you are both right. This is the essense of Digital Signage of course - no cursor! Anyhow, although I have not used it myself, there is a utility out there called nomousy which brings your cursor back. Maybe you can try that and also let me know?

Regards, Bill