Snapshot includes cursor?

William Prothero prothero at
Mon Jun 2 18:00:34 EDT 2014

In case anybody is interested in this, I found a fix for my snapshot problems. Briefly, here it is:
1) snapshot including cursor: restarting my computer made the problem go away. Snapshot no longer captures the cursor image.
2) snapshot not getting invoked correctly in LC 6.7 dp4, but working in LC 6.6: I put an “unlock screen” command before the snapshot command and it worked (voila!). Why it worked in LC 6.6, I have no idea, but perhaps the bug was in 6.6.

That’s it. I guess I’ll start using 6.7 dp4 now. It seems to do what I need it to do.

>> Bill,
>> It's not working that way here on OSX 10.8.5 with LC 6.6.1, sometimes I wish I could capture the cursor, so I can understand it being frustrating if it appears when not required.
>> You could try hiding the cursor instead of moving it…
>> 	set the cursor to none -- Hides the cursor
>> 	import snapshot from rect tRect
>> 	set the cursor to arrow -- Restores the cursor
>> Paul
>> On 2014-06-01, at 7:38 PM, William Prothero <prothero at> wrote:
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