Every now and again I run into a utility that speaks to me. In this case, it was instant love; love at first sight, a relationship made in the digital heavens. If you need it, you know it, and it’s free. Here’s how the story came to be.
My job requires plenty of show ‘n tell, and most of that is handled by my trusty dusty MacBook Air. The shown ‘n tell sessions simply require my Mac be plugged into any one of half a dozen projectors, and I go center stage (behind my Mac’s keyboard) with Keynote or PowerPoint slides and instruct the great unwashed masses of state employees in Atlanta.
Cursorcerer is a free Mac utility which is loved by anyone who gives an on-screen or projector presentation and needs to get rid of the cursor on the screen. Type in the keyboard hotkey shortcut, and the cursor disappears from view.
Settings are simple.
You choose the keyboard hotkey shortcut, but Cursorcerer also has an option to hide the onscreen cursor after x-number of seconds (or, never). Cursorcerer is a Mac Preference Pane so you’ll install it and adjust the settings in System Preferences.
I’ve used this clever utility for many years and it works great; even updated as a 64-bit app that works on OS X Yosemite. Install Cursorcerer and get rid of the onscreen cursor with a few clicks, so your presentations on screencasts are not cluttered up with the cursor.