Make the Mouse Pointer Stay Away from What You’re Typing

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By Lowell Heddings on November 16th, 2007

If your mouse pointer seems to constantly get in the way while you are typing, you aren’t alone… you click in the middle of some text and start typing to insert more, but the cursor stays in the way. There’s a tiny utility called MouseAway that will solve this problem for you… it’s not new, but it still works on Vista.

An animated picture would be better here, but you click in the middle of some text…

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And then when you start typing, MouseAway moves the mouse a short distance away from the cursor:

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Quite a useful little utility, and since it barely takes any resident memory it’s not too bad to keep it running all the time.

Short rant: With all of the zillions of small utilities to customize this and that, installing them all at the same time might be a little silly. We just try and find software that can help your particular pet peeves about Windows, so pick and choose wisely for the best experience.

Download MouseAway from geocities.com/mtetrode/

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/16/07
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