10 Replies Latest reply on Nov 21, 2017 2:17 AM by Trevor.Dennis

    Hide crosshairs cursor

    Mr. druitre Level 1

      Hi,

       

      In CS5, is there a way to hide the cursor/ crosshairs while drawing? Since I'm working on a Cintiq I don't need visual reference of where my cursor is - it's where my pen is - and it actually annoys me to have this crosshair cursor in the way of what I'm doing. Ofcourse it's no problem to have a cursor for selecting tools or menus - it's only while drawing that it would be preferable to have a clean working area under the pentip.

       

      thanks for any help,

      Jasper

        • 1. Re: Hide crosshairs cursor
          PECourtejoie Adobe Community Professional

          Hello, if you press on CAPS LOCK, the crosshair will be replaced by a cursor of the size of your brush tip (unless it is very small, or too big to fit on the visible part of the image.)

          In preferences>displays and cursors, you can change additional settings about your brush tip, but there is no way that I know of to make it disappear altogether.

          • 2. Re: Hide crosshairs cursor
            goosekeepr Level 1

            I have the same issue. The crosshairs are very distracting when trying to do detailed work. I switched to Painter years ago because it has a 1 Pixel Cursor. I've been poking around in Ps's files to try to find the cursor images but so far have not had any luck.

             

            If anyone has a solution to this, I'd love to know it!

             

            I wish I could just toggle off the crosshairs. They just aren't needed for Cintiqs and pen-on-screen tablets.

            • 3. Re: Hide crosshairs cursor
              Jeffrey Tranberry Adobe Employee

              Do you have show cross hair checked in the preferences for Cursors?

               

              cursorpref.png

              • 4. Re: Hide crosshairs cursor
                Level 7

                I think he wants to show NO cursor at all: no crosshair, no outline at all.

                That's an option that Photoshop does not currently have, but would make a good feature request.

                • 5. Re: Hide crosshairs cursor
                  goosekeepr Level 1

                  I'm fully aware of the caps lock function and very familiar with all of the prefs.

                   

                  Still, if you have normal brush tip selected (it shows a cursor of your actual brush shape and size) and make the brush very small, it defaults to adding crosshairs to the cursor.

                   

                  The cursor I use for drawing in Painter on a Cintiq looks like this:

                   

                   

                                                    .

                   

                   

                   

                  And the precision is amazing for accurately adding detail. It's actually a cursor I made for Painter. It's a single black pixel with a white pixel above, below and on each side.

                   

                  When mousing over a light area, you see the black dot. When mousing over a dark area you see the 4 white dots. Trying to draw in Photoshop this way is dizzying in comparison.

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                  • 6. Re: Hide crosshairs cursor
                    kamih Level 1

                    Lazy Nezumi plugin to the rescue! (again)

                    You can choose to always hide the cursor, or only when you are drawing.

                    Check it out here:
                    http://lazynezumi.com

                    • 7. Re: Hide crosshairs cursor
                      Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

                      kamih wrote:

                       

                      Lazy Nezumi plugin to the rescue! (again)

                      You can choose to always hide the cursor, or only when you are drawing.

                      Check it out here:

                      That was a new one for me, but it looks useful, and only US$14 for 'Hobbyist' license.  Has anyone else had experience with it?

                       

                      [EDIT]  Your link wouldn't work for me for some reason.  Try this one

                       

                      http://lazynezumi.com/

                       

                      Ahhh...  I can see you had trouble with the forum's hyperlink feature.  It can be a PITA at times.

                      • 8. Re: Hide crosshairs cursor
                        ferghull Level 1

                        Was reading this thread while looking for a way to record live line drawing in Photoshop without seeing the cursor.

                         

                        While Lazynezumi is cool, it's unfortunately not for OSX.

                         

                        I found this little preference pane:  http://doomlaser.com/cursorcerer-hide-your-cursor-at-will/ which does the trick very neatly.  You can toggle the cursor on and off with a hotkey, and it works in Photoshop.

                        • 9. Re: Hide crosshairs cursor
                          markm12153371 Level 1

                          I contacted Photoshop about an option to remove or hide the cursor and they really don't care about this issue. They told me it's nothing to do with them, the cursor is all down to the Windows operating system.

                          • 10. Re: Hide crosshairs cursor
                            Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

                            markm12153371  wrote

                             

                            I contacted Photoshop about an option to remove or hide the cursor and they really don't care about this issue. They told me it's nothing to do with them, the cursor is all down to the Windows operating system.

                            Hi Mark.  Can you give us details about your issue?  You shouldn't have any problem hiding the cross hair cursor, providing you are talking about the Photoshop cursors.  You might do better by starting a new thread seeing as this one is four years old.  Tell us your operating system, Photoshop version, and as much detail as you can about your issue.  What tool you get the issue with etc.

                             

                            We should be able to help you.