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Posted 23 June 2018 - 12:27 AM

Yeah, for me, sometimes the cursor will auto-hide on its own when I launch ET, but many times it does not, this happens randomly as far as I can tell.



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Posted 23 June 2018 - 10:24 AM

Tried turning it everything off and back on, cursor appears in middle of the screen as normal. Tab-cntl a couple of times and goes away,so at least that makes life a little easier.

Fixing to add that line and will report back.

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 09:43 PM

Another weird thing that is happening lately, sometimes, is this:

 

I start playing a video, the OSD appears on screen, after a few seconds the filename (top-left) and clock (top-right) go away, but the bottom bar with the elapsed time stays forever. If I stop play and then play again, same thing with the OSD.



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Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:22 PM

Another weird thing that is happening lately, sometimes, is this:

 

I start playing a video, the OSD appears on screen, after a few seconds the filename (top-left) and clock (top-right) go away, but the bottom bar with the elapsed time stays forever. If I stop play and then play again, same thing with the OSD.

 

I haven't seen this but will do some testing for it, thanks.



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 08:54 PM

I have the same issue with the cursor. It is stuck in the middle of the screen, if I move it slightly it will then hide. Also when watching a movie in Theater I can see just a slight sliver of the task bar at the bottom of the screen, which is really anoying, it never used to do this and I haven't changed anything.



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 10:43 PM

As for the taskbar, try to switch between windowed and full-screen/maximize and see if that helps (using a mouse).

 

The cursor issue is annoying but alt-tab usually fixes it, sometimes it doesn't so i just close Theatre and relaunch it and then alt-tab works.



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Posted 05 July 2018 - 07:20 AM

I've tried the tab-alt, and usually works,  but sometimes takes quite a few times.  Also noticed that if the cursor is in the middle of the screen when I first switch to ET, it'll never go away.  I have to move it, usually below the folders and hen the tab-alt will work.  If I switch between TV and HTPC after I have successfully hidden the cursor, when I go back to HTPC it comes back again.  I still find it quicker to just move the cursor to the lower right hand of the screen so I don't have to see it for the rest of the day.



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Posted 04 August 2018 - 11:00 PM

Figured I'd chime in on this, as I am having similar issue with the cursor.  I use Harmony to control ET and my cursor never hides at all.  Doesn't matter if I'm going thru the menu or watching media, it's always there.  My only solution is to move cursor to the right of the screen to mostly hide it. 

 

Any ideas why?  Not really a big issue, but when I turn projector, receiver, etc completely off and back on again, cursor defaults to center again and have to move it.

 

Hi All.  I am having the exact same issue reported above.  I use a Harmony Remote & try not to dig the Keyboard/mouse out of the drawer if possible.  Currently having to move the cursor once on every start-up to make it go away.

 

I have tried to Alt/Tab work around but I can't seem to get it to work.  I have also not yet tried to On Top mpv work around as I feel it will have other implications.

 

Has anyone found a solution to this problem?



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Posted 04 August 2018 - 11:24 PM

Hi All.  I am having the exact same issue reported above.  I use a Harmony Remote & try not to dig the Keyboard/mouse out of the drawer if possible.  Currently having to move the cursor once on every start-up to make it go away.

 

I have tried to Alt/Tab work around but I can't seem to get it to work.  I have also not yet tried to On Top mpv work around as I feel it will have other implications.

 

Has anyone found a solution to this problem?

 

If the alt-tab trick doesn't work (it sometimes doesn't even after pressing alt-tab 2-3 times in a row), most of the time i close ET and reopen it and then do alt-tab 1-3 times and it works. In some rare cases only a reboot helps the cursor, without ever using a mouse.



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Posted 26 August 2018 - 03:08 PM

Hi All. I am having the exact same issue reported above. I use a Harmony Remote & try not to dig the Keyboard/mouse out of the drawer if possible. Currently having to move the cursor once on every start-up to make it go away.

I have tried to Alt/Tab work around but I can't seem to get it to work. I have also not yet tried to On Top mpv work around as I feel it will have other implications.

Has anyone found a solution to this problem?


Same for me.

Wake HTPC via Logitech Elite remote.
Launch ET via Logitech remote.
Navigate ET play media, the whole time ET is open the mouse cursor is stuck in the middle of the screen, never fades. Have to get up, find the mouse in a drawer, and move it out of the frame.

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 03:22 PM

Sounds like something else is taking focus because if ET has focus it will hide the mouse.

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 04:01 PM

I've never experienced this issue up until 2.9.7 i think, iirc 2.9.6 didn't have any of the cursor issues.

 

I never shut my htpc off nor put it to sleep. This issue has been plaguing us several months now.



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Posted 26 August 2018 - 06:15 PM

Apologies, I just have not been able to reproduce. I will do more testing. Thanks.

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 06:23 PM

I've had it happen a few times. But I use my mouse, frequently. 



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Posted 26 August 2018 - 07:56 PM

Sounds like something else is taking focus because if ET has focus it will hide the mouse.


The mouse pointer only stays forever if the mouse pointer never moves when ET is launched (i.e. When I am using my Elite remote for navigation through ET and Windows). As soon as you move the mouse pointer even just a little and stop, it fades as it should after 3-4 seconds.


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Posted 26 August 2018 - 08:00 PM

I find the easiest way to make it happen is to start a video, then move the cursor to the edge of the screen like you're trying to hide it manually. Then when the video cycles to the next video it will turn the cursor visible again. Almost like the window reinstantiates itself and the mouse detects a new window edge that it says "oh this is resizable. Better give them the drag handle cursor"

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 03:04 PM

The mouse pointer only stays forever if the mouse pointer never moves when ET is launched (i.e. When I am using my Elite remote for navigation through ET and Windows). As soon as you move the mouse pointer even just a little and stop, it fades as it should after 3-4 seconds.


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Thanks. this I can reproduce.


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 06:07 PM

The mouse pointer only stays forever if the mouse pointer never moves when ET is launched (i.e. When I am using my Elite remote for navigation through ET and Windows). As soon as you move the mouse pointer even just a little and stop, it fades as it should after 3-4 seconds.


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After testing, this is only a problem when not starting fullscreen. If you exit the app fullscreen, it will start fullscreen the next time.  

 

If you're starting the app windowed, isn't it safe to assume you'll move the mouse at some point?



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Posted 28 August 2018 - 07:56 PM

If you're starting the app windowed, isn't it safe to assume you'll move the mouse at some point?

 

Not necessarily. I have the 'f' button mapped to the remote. So I can start playing, then press the button to toggle fullscrreen.



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Posted 28 August 2018 - 09:17 PM

In case it's useful, I always launch Emby full screen and have the same issue. Most of the time, the cursor will be present onscreen unless I pick up a mouse and move it. Then it will disappear. I know ET has focus since I can use the remote to navigate around just fine.

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