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Position mouse cursor

  • Is it possible to move the mouse position?
    Something like setPos(x, y)

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    Out of curiosity, what is your purpose for that ?

  • The designer of the app wants the mouse pointer hidden when moving a control (knob or slider) and when the mouse is released the cursor should re appear at the stop position of the control. Even if it has been moved outside of the control.

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    You can use the QCursor for that. You can take a look at this stack overflow answer to get a starting point.

  • @SGaist thanks, I got it working, kind off
    as in the post you linked I need to figure out the x,y coordinates to jump to :-)

  • when I have a 'complete' solution I'll post the code here, in the case somebody needs to do the same

  • Solved it \o/

    Here's a (bit) shortened version of my code.

    • there's some qml code to hide the cursor when moving the slider, I think I'm gonna move that to c++ too.
    • according to the docs mapToGlobal(,x,y) returns a qml point a "x,y"
      I logged the output of mapToGlobal() and it gave : QPointF(951, 519)
      QtCursor::setPos() can't handle the QPointF , only QPoint, so I took the x and y of that point and used QtCursor::setPos(x,y).

    Comments welcome :-)

    C++ part

    #ifndef BACKEND_H
    #define BACKEND_H
    #include <QObject>
    #include <QCursor>
    class BackEnd : public QObject
        explicit BackEnd(QObject *parent = nullptr);
    public slots:
        void moveCursor(QPointF p);
        QCursor cursor;
    #endif // BACKEND_H
    // backend.cpp
    #include "backend.h"
    BackEnd::BackEnd(QObject *parent) :
    void BackEnd::moveCursor(QPointF p)
        int x = p.x();
        int y = p.y();
    #include <QGuiApplication>
    #include <QQmlApplicationEngine>
    #include "backend.h"
    int main(int argc, char *argv[])
        QGuiApplication app(argc, argv);
        qmlRegisterType<BackEnd>("borealis.backend", 1, 0, "BackEnd");
        QQmlApplicationEngine engine;
        if (engine.rootObjects().isEmpty())
            return -1;
        return app.exec();

    QML part

    // main.qml
    import QtQuick 2.2
    import QtQuick.Window 2.2
    import borealis.backend 1.0
    import "components" // Slider.qml is in dir ./components
    ApplicationWindow {
        id: borealis
        width: 640
        height: 480
        visible: true
        property alias backend: backend
        title: qsTr("Borealis")
        color: "#3b3b3b"
        BackEnd {
            id: backend // this links to the cpp code
            anchors.horizontalCenter: parent.horizontalCenter
            anchors.verticalCenter: parent.verticalCenter
    // Slider.qml , custom slider (not using qtquick controls)
    Item {
        id: root
        property real value: 0.5
        property int minimumValue: 0
        property int maximumValue: 1
        implicitWidth: 20
        implicitHeight: 100
        property variant mappedcursor
        Rectangle {
            id: back
            height: root.height
            width: root.width
            color: "slate grey"
        Rectangle {
            id: slider
            height: root.height * value
            width: root.width
            anchors.bottom: back.bottom
            color: "dark grey"
            anchors.bottomMargin: 0
        Rectangle {
            id: handle
            height: 2
            anchors.topMargin: 0
            width: root.width
        MouseArea {
            anchors.fill: root
            cursorShape: pressed ? Qt.BlankCursor : Qt.ArrowCursor
            onReleased: move_Cursor()
            onMouseYChanged: {
                var pos = maximumValue - mouse.y / root.height * (maximumValue - minimumValue) + minimumValue
                root.value = Math.max(minimumValue, Math.min(pos, maximumValue))
        function move_Cursor()
            mappedcursor = mapToGlobal(handle.width / 2,handle.y)

  • turns out I don't need to QCursor object, QCursor::setPos(x,y) works too

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