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Re: controlling X's mouse pointer

by JaWi (Hermit)
on Oct 01, 2002 at 10:08 UTC ( #201962=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to controlling X's mouse pointer

I don't know wheter it can be directly done, but I assume you could look into X11::XEvent which provides you with an interface to send events to X11 directly. Yet I wonder why you possibly want to do this?

Anyways, succes!

-- JaWi

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Re: Re: controlling X's mouse pointer
by schweini (Friar) on Oct 01, 2002 at 10:50 UTC
    XEvent seems to be read-only...i tried WarpPointer from X11::Protocol, but couldn't get it to work :-(
    (which is probably my fault)

    i'm looking for something like this because i just had the dumbest idea of all times: make a "Minority Report"-like HID in perl! (I'd post it as a "cool use", if i could somehow get that darn pointer to move).
    it's actually quite simple (it's more a proof-of-concept thing than something actually usable), and controlling some LEDs with in-the-air-hand-movement (well...cigarette movement right now) simply feels groovy. (4 quadrants control the combination of LEDs connected to my parallel port that are supposed to light up)
    now all i need is a &putPointerToCoordinates(x,y) and a &clickAtCurrentCoordinates()....but how?
    (i'm a c-analphabetic, BTW)

    (update: fixed spelling. ain't caffeine great?)

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