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Python program to hide the mouse cursor on the Terminal screen
  • Last Updated : 18 Aug, 2020
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Write a program to hide the mouse cursor on the terminal screen.

Approach:

  • The curses package is imported and used for this task in C language, napms function call is used for the delay, and curs_set() function is called to make the cursor disappear.
  • In Python, a package called UniCurses, which is similar to the curses package, is imported and used. In the program, the sleep() function is used for the delay and the curs_set() function is called to make the cursor disappear and then appear again.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

Python3




# Python program for the above approach
import curses
import time
  
# Initializing curses 
stdscr = curses.initscr()
  
# Setting the cursor to visible by 
# inserting 1 as argument
curses.curs_set(1)  
  
# Delay of 2 seconds
time.sleep(2)
  
# Setting the cursor to invisible by 
# inserting 0 as argument
curses.curs_set(0
  
# Delay of 2 seconds
time.sleep(2)
  
# Setting the cursor to visible by 
# inserting 1 as argument
curses.curs_set(1)  
  
# Delay of 2 seconds
time.sleep(2)
  
# Restoring terminal to it's
# original state
curses.endwin()

Output:
After running the program, a new window appears:



After 2 seconds, the mouse cursor disappears:

After 4 seconds, the mouse cursor appears again:

After 6 seconds, the program ends:

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