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I have an app running on Ubuntu Server 16.04 and I need a way to disable the cursor (it's on a touch device). Is there a way I can do this through the terminal?

The cursor only displays when the application is running, which makes sense since it's the xserver.

Using something like unclutter won't work because I need it gone or hidden completely.

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  • using unclutter you can still see the cursor when you touch the screen for a fraction of a second. or if the screen is being held. – Jay Jun 18 '18 at 19:10
  • Did you try the -nocursor option of Xserver? – danzel Jun 19 '18 at 14:10
  • yup. didnt work – Jay Jun 19 '18 at 14:10
  • @PerlDuck no luck on most of those suggestions. – Jay Jun 19 '18 at 14:11
  • "On most"? So some of them worked? – PerlDuck Jun 19 '18 at 14:12