Unclutter Does Not Work Properly

Hi guys! Even correctly executing the functionalities of this application, according to its manual (man unclutter), I noticed that in many situations the mouse cursor is not hidden, for example when it is over some launcher icon, when it is over any part of the firefox window. Also, it does not start with the system. I saw a post related to him, but involving a different situation. I installed it through the application manager.

Hi Natan,

Could you provide info about your system?

You can make a unclutter.desktop file in ~/.config/autostart to start it automatically with these lines:

[Desktop Entry]
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I believe your orientation has to do with orienteering “If you’re asking a question about an application, run it in the terminal first and provide the output enclosed in code formatting (3 ```, see N00b section above)”, and I confess that I didn’t understand how to access this N00b section, believing that there would be no problem with the faithful copy of the code in raw format, but that’s ok. I think now the output with system and computer information conforms to the forum…

  Kernel: 5.4.159-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64
  root=UUID=d60cf83d-04af-499a-bb06-5d1f10f70386 rw quiet
  resume=UUID=20bf658c-aac5-4f4b-abde-3953ec43d141 udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: GNOME 41.1 tk: GTK 3.24.30 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 41.0
  Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire ES1-572 v: V1.02
  serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Acer model: T-Rex_SK v: V1.02 serial: <superuser required>
  UEFI: Insyde v: 1.02 date: 06/20/2016
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 16.8 Wh (100.0%) condition: 16.8/48.9 Wh (34.4%)
  volts: 17.1 min: 15.2 model: COMPAL PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion
  serial: <filter> status: Full
  RAM: total: 3.73 GiB used: 1.98 GiB (53.1%)
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-6200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
  arch: Skylake family: 6 model-id: 4E (78) stepping: 3 microcode: EA cache:
  L1: 128 KiB L2: 512 KiB L3: 3 MiB bogomips: 19204
  Speed: 849 MHz min/max: 400/2800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 858 2: 2627
  3: 2260 4: 1155
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon art
  avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid
  cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept ept_ad erms est
  f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window
  hwp_epp hwp_notify ibpb ibrs ida intel_pt invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm
  mca mce md_clear mmx monitor movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat
  pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts
  rdrand rdseed rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smap smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1
  sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust
  tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt
  xsaves xtopology xtpr
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages
  Type: l1tf
  mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: spec_store_bypass
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
  IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
  driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1916 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Chicony VGA Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-7:3
  chip-ID: 04f2:b47f class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: wayland server: X.org compositor: gnome-shell driver:
  loaded: i915 note: n/a (using device driver) - try sudo/root display-ID: 0
  resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo>
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.5
  direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
  chip-ID: 8086:9d70 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.4.159-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: no
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000
  bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter
  vendor: Lite-On driver: ath9k v: kernel bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:0036
  class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
  broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
  IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
  WAN IP: <filter>
  Device-1: Lite-On Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
  bus-ID: 1-5:5 chip-ID: 04ca:3014 class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 3 state: up address: see --recommends
  Message: No logical block device data found.
  Message: No RAID data found.
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 15.74 GiB (1.7%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
  size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
  type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: 0001 scheme: GPT
  Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: Slimtype model: DVD A DA8AESH rev: XA11
  dev-links: cdrom
  Features: speed: 24 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes
  rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
  ID-1: / raw-size: 100 GiB size: 97.87 GiB (97.87%) used: 15.74 GiB (16.1%)
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7 maj-min: 8:7 label: Manjaro 21.2
  uuid: d60cf83d-04af-499a-bb06-5d1f10f70386
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
  used: 292 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5 label: EFI MANJARO
  uuid: 0C57-A24C
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 4 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
  dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6 label: N/A
  uuid: 20bf658c-aac5-4f4b-abde-3953ec43d141
  ID-1: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 size: 100 MiB fs: vfat label: N/A
  uuid: FC72-F5FB
  ID-2: /dev/sda10 maj-min: 8:10 size: 95.37 GiB fs: ext4 label: N/A
  uuid: 71b2128e-6a65-4d73-b442-4d57ab83ded8
  ID-3: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 size: 16 MiB fs: <superuser required>
  label: N/A uuid: N/A
  ID-4: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3 size: 499.38 GiB fs: ntfs
  label: Windows 10 Home uuid: 7C1C866A1C861F70
  ID-5: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4 size: 518 MiB fs: ntfs label: N/A
  uuid: DCBC35CCBC35A246
  ID-6: /dev/sda8 maj-min: 8:8 size: 286 MiB fs: vfat label: N/A
  uuid: B3C9-0D13
  ID-7: /dev/sda9 maj-min: 8:9 size: 3.81 GiB fs: swap label: N/A
  uuid: bcb990e9-d8bc-4d5a-b3a0-6b0ea0c96aa2
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 12 rev: 2.0
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-5:5 info: Lite-On Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth type: Bluetooth
  driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA
  chip-ID: 04ca:3014 class-ID: e001
  Device-2: 1-7:3 info: Chicony VGA Webcam type: Video driver: uvcvideo
  interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 04f2:b47f
  class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Device-3: 1-8:4 info: Realtek RTS5129 Card Reader Controller
  type: <vendor specific> driver: rtsx_usb,rtsx_usb_ms,rtsx_usb_sdmmc
  interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 0bda:0129
  class-ID: ff00 serial: <filter>
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 6 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C pch: 49.0 C mobo: 27.8 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 193 Uptime: 9m wakeups: 1 Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: 1210 pacman: 1202 lib: 317
  flatpak: 8 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.09

FYI, you could have edited your existing post instead of deleting it. :wink:

I don’t understand what you were saying there. Do you have feedback about the tutorial post? Orienteering is a sport, I guess? :thinking: :confused:


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What happens if you use X11?

Before logging in you can select this in the wheel right bottom iirc, choose gnome classic.

@natan I’ve used unclutter on my gnome system for a day now, and I kinda like it.
I run X11 and it does consistently what I think it should do.

@Hanzel It’s working fine with me too. The only detail that draws attention is that in some specific situations it is not acting. For example, when above Firefox and launcher.