StickyMouse Readme

Introduction

StickyMouse is a prank/mischief program designed to stop the mouse from moving the mouse cursor. When run, StickyMouse will lock the mouse cursor in its current position.

Strictly speaking, StickyMouse does not actually prevent the cursor from moving. It works by constantly placing the cursor in the position it was when the program was run. It does this many, many times per second so it has the effect of making the cursor useless.

On older computers, you'd be able to move the cursor a few pixels before StickyMouse would place it back where it was. On modern computers, especially computers with two or more processors, the program runs far too fast for the cursor to be moved at all.

Be very careful with this program: on Windows, the only way to stop it without rebooting the computer is to use the keyboard to bring up the Task Manager and use the keyboard to find the javaw.exe process and kill it. If you are not absolutely confident that you know how to do this, do not run this program.
On Linux, you can switch to a tty with eg. Alt+F2 where the program will not affect you at all, and you can kill it from there.

Usage

Important: you need to have Java installed correctly to run this program.

To use StickyMouse, place it in a location unlikely to be found easily, and just run it like any other program by double-clicking on it. If WinRAR or another archiver appears, or nothing happens, you need to associate jar files with javaw.exe.


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IMPORTANT: BY USING THIS PROGRAM, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE AUTHOR ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DATA LOSS OR OTHER DAMAGES CAUSED BY THIS PROGRAM. BY USING THIS PROGRAM, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS.
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