When you are of the kind of people who also like a distortion-free screen, you may also dislike that the macOS cursor sometimes shows up in fullscreen video playback.
Fortunately there is a very simple solution:
just press the F8 key on your keyboard while in fullscreen (e.g. video playback)
– and it will be gone!
Remember: depending on your primary use for the F(unction)-keys, you may need to hold the fn+F8 keys to achieve the same result.
Haven’t tested this yet on a MacBook Pro with the digital TouchBar – feedback about that is very welcome.
Update regarding Macs with Touch Bar
Unfortunately the F8 / fn+F8 solution is not working on MacBooks with a digital Touch Bar, running macOS 10.14 Mojave, anymore (that’s the setup I could test it). So I found the following approaches to hide the mouse cursor on Macs with a Touch Bar:
- Try pressing the Spacebar twice to quickly pause & replay the video.
In my case this caused the macOS mouse cursor to disappear in fullscreen video playback.
- There’s a little app that gives you control over showing/hiding the macOS mouse cursor named Cursorcerer. Grab it here & assign your custom shortcut for hiding the mouse cursor anytime: http://doomlaser.com/cursorcerer-hide-your-cursor-at-will/