From: Donal O'Donovan (donal_od2001 at domain yahoo.co.uk)
Date: Thu 09 Aug 2001 - 11:13:58 IST
Thanks for your reply, but xev would only give me
mouse coordinates when that window is active and the
mouse is over it. If i set xev to monitor the root
[desktop] window then it would also stop recording
mouse coordinates when another window overlays the
desktop. I need to monitor the mouse coordinates
*everywhere* and this is why i thought of xeyes.
--- Chris Higgins <chris.higgins at domain horizon.ie> wrote: >
> > I am just wondering how I can record the mouse
> > coordinates on a unix desktop to a text file. I
> > tried using 'strace xeyes' for example but i can't
> > seem to find the coordinates in any of the output.
> > would like to get the coordinates from xeyes, is
> > any other tool apart from strace that would show
> > this ? or any other tool apart form xeyes ? All i
> > to do is dump the output to a text file and then i
> > extract the mouse coordinates using perl or
> > any help/ideas would be great. Thanks a million
> xev ? will track mouse location - but are you trying
> to duplicate
> the functionality of xeyes - in which case looking
> at the
> source code may help...
> If it's to get the size and location of the xeyes
> then you should look at xprop....
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