Re:?==?utf-8?q? xterm: set mouse pointer type for ncurses

Ralf Mattes rm at
Mon May 22 07:29:33 UTC 2017

Am Montag, 22. Mai 2017 03:07 CEST, Thomas Dickey <dickey at> schrieb: 
> On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 12:01:43AM +0200, Tobias Girstmair wrote:
> > Hi, I'm new here.
> > 
> > I am trying to build a curses based program, and I'd like to know if
> > there is an option to change the mouse cursor type.
> > 
> > The default is the text selection cursor, but I need to use the
> > 'normal' pointer style, if that makes sense to any of you.
> > 
> > Is there a control sequence (or at least a command line parameter)
> > for this available?
> man curs_set

But this sets the _cursor_. The OP asked about the _mouse pointer_. IIRC ncurses
doesn't deal with the X layer, it only operates at the terminal (emulation) layer.

 Cheers, Ralf Mattes

>        The  curs_set  routine  sets  the cursor state to invisible, normal, or
>        very visible for visibility equal to 0, 1, or 2 respectively.   If  the
>        terminal  supports  the visibility requested, the previous cursor state
>        is returned; otherwise, ERR is returned.
> -- 
> Thomas E. Dickey <dickey at>

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