Hide my cursor


Make it avalible to hide your cursor to other people.

If possible I would like to downvote this idea. Working in an agile environment we are aiming to reach a high transparency about what we are doing and about its outcome. What is the real-world-equivalent to this? What do we achieve when hiding from each other?


For me, this is a privacy issue. If I create a board and decide to share it with viewers, I’m not interested in them seeing me move around.


If possible I would like to downvote this idea. Working in an agile environment we are aiming to reach a high transparency about what we are doing and about its outcome. What is the real-world-equivalent to this? What do we achieve when hiding from each other?

 

This is for the option to hide your cursor. It would not be required. It makes some people feel anxious and awkward for others to see their cursor in this fashion. 


If possible I would like to downvote this idea. Working in an agile environment we are aiming to reach a high transparency about what we are doing and about its outcome. What is the real-world-equivalent to this? What do we achieve when hiding from each other?

The real-world equivalent is that if you have a meeting with 35 people and they each have a laser pointer with a different colour, it is extremely confusing and very unhelpful for all of them to constantly point them at the whiteboard at the same time. A laser pointer is more useful if it is only active when the person holding it is actively trying to point at something.

I was kind of shocked by the poor UX of logging in and seeing a large number of co-workers’ cursors flit all over the place as they were scrolling, zooming, &c.


Let me CHOOSE to hide my cursor if I’m not DOING anything. If a contributor is editing, sure force their cursor to show… 

When I’m in a remote meeting with dozens of people, ALL our cursors flitter around the board, obscuring the info ON the board as we try to simply look around and follow along… obviously that’s messy, counter-productive, and of NO added value.

 


This would be useful for situations where someone is presenting in a large meeting but attendees may want to follow along in Miro itself. Currently if I am inside a Miro board that is being presented, my cursor is visible on the presentation and is both a bit embarrassing for me and also annoying for others. 

I’d also like the option to hide OTHER people’s cursors (just in my own view) when they are obscuring something I am trying to read.


This would be useful for situations where someone is presenting in a large meeting but attendees may want to follow along in Miro itself. Currently if I am inside a Miro board that is being presented, my cursor is visible on the presentation and is both a bit embarrassing for me and also annoying for others. 

I’d also like the option to hide OTHER people’s cursors (just in my own view) when they are obscuring something I am trying to read.

 

You can hide other people’s cursors via settings.

 

But I like the others really would like to be able to hide our own cursors from other people’s view. Makes little sense you can’t.


If possible I would like to downvote this idea. Working in an agile environment we are aiming to reach a high transparency about what we are doing and about its outcome. What is the real-world-equivalent to this? What do we achieve when hiding from each other?

I don’t know how on earth seeing multiple cursors on a screen is in any way shape of form related or beneficial to agile.

Multiple cursors is a distraction. Mural allows you to hide them (and you’re own) and having used Mural more, going to Miro now feels like steps backwards! But I have to use it because other people I work with use it (before I get any people trying to be clever telling me to stop Miro - that happens too)


This would be useful for situations where someone is presenting in a large meeting but attendees may want to follow along in Miro itself. Currently if I am inside a Miro board that is being presented, my cursor is visible on the presentation and is both a bit embarrassing for me and also annoying for others. 

I’d also like the option to hide OTHER people’s cursors (just in my own view) when they are obscuring something I am trying to read.

 

You can hide other people’s cursors via settings.

 

But I like the others really would like to be able to hide our own cursors from other people’s view. Makes little sense you can’t.

Where is that option, I can’t see it. That would be useful :)


When I use Miro for a class project, I really want all cursors except mine (the instructor’s) hidden by default, and a toggle that students can use to show theirs. 30 cursors randomly wandering around on the screen is huge distraction.


@allenh - Here is a Wish List iead post that you may want to upvote:

https://community.miro.com/ideas/only-show-board-owner-cursor-3271

 


If possible I would like to downvote this idea. Working in an agile environment we are aiming to reach a high transparency about what we are doing and about its outcome. What is the real-world-equivalent to this? What do we achieve when hiding from each other?

I thought agile was also about saving time, yet here you are spewing nonsense on a feature request that will not pertain to you. 

I like my privacy - I don’t need to see 30+ cursors because its distracting, and they don’t need to see mine because I’m sure its also distracting too. Additionally, there’s a difference between being transparent and being nosey. Furthermore, from an accessibility standpoint, those who have vestibular disabilities can really suffer with all that movement. 


If possible I would like to downvote this idea. Working in an agile environment we are aiming to reach a high transparency about what we are doing and about its outcome. What is the real-world-equivalent to this? What do we achieve when hiding from each other?

I thought agile was also about saving time, yet here you are spewing nonsense on a feature request that will not pertain to you. 

I like my privacy - I don’t need to see 30+ cursors because its distracting, and they don’t need to see mine because I’m sure its also distracting too. Additionally, there’s a difference between being transparent and being nosey. Furthermore, from an accessibility standpoint, those who have vestibular disabilities can really suffer with all that movement. 

You can hide people's cursors. If you don't like your cursor being shown, that's too bad. It is indefensibly irrational for you to want to alter someone else's experience on a tool designed to be collaborative. You can see your own cursor, others can choose to turn everyone else’s off.

“Privacy issue” isn’t an issue just because you attach the word “privacy” before the word “issue”.


And just to be clear, to lend words to those who can’t seem to articulate what they mean by “privacy issue”, the cursor thing probably just feels like being spied on. The value of “spying” on someone else’s cursor is limited to watching you work on a Miro board. If there’s something anxiety inducing about that, then perhaps the point of Miro is a bit lost on you.

The cursor is there for people who aren’t you. The fact that you can craft and share documents isn’t just for yourself, but for those you’re going to share it with. When people share their screen on a giant document and I can see their cursors, I can find the place that they’re on without their permission so that I might follow along with whatever the hell they’re saying instead of relying on a crappy zoom call.


I support granting users the ability to hide their own cursor because it would be helpful in minimizing distractions while a presentation is occurring.

For example, I often use multiple monitors and have the presenter’s view on one monitor and my own view on another monitor. I may be looking at different parts of the presenter’s board so I can better understand what the presenter is discussing, or I may be looking for additional information to contribute to the conversation. There is no reason the entire group needs the distraction of seeing my cursor jump around in the presentation, crossing the field of view multiple times.

People use Miro in a variety of ways. Sometimes it is helpful to see all user cursors. Sometimes it is not helpful to see all user cursors. And sometimes it is helpful to only see some of the user cursors. Miro should be more flexible and leave the choice up to the users.