[vlc-devel] [PATCH] window: add an API to show or hide the cursor over the window

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Fri Apr 5 16:03:50 CEST 2019

Le vendredi 5 avril 2019, 10:34:16 EEST Steve Lhomme a écrit :
> On 4/5/2019 8:38 AM, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > This was removed on purpose for reasons already outlined. I don't
> > think it should be added back.
> OK, I think you're referring to https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/18661
> I don't like duplicated (many times) code but in this case it kinda
> makes sense.

Most of the code is intrinsically backend-specific. The only "duplicated" 
functionality is the hide timer.

> Showing the mouse has to be done ASAP when the mouse starts
> moving again.

There never was a control to show the mouse. Modules are not reentrant - so 
"show mouse" callback could not be called from within the mouse movement event 

> I'm not sure the delay going through the core is that big
> though. When the mouse moves or buttons are clicked the vout_window_t 
> reports it (to the core). This is done synchronously.  In would call
> vout_window_ShowCursor(true) right away, also synchronously. This is
> exactly the same as when it's handled internally.

There are no threads in the window "core" to run the timer in. It would be way 
overkill to add a timer thread just to hide the cursor, considering that all 
window providers either have their own thread and/or a UI mainloop, which they 
can schedule timers on.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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