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How do I find the X window ID under the mouse pointer in bash?

From a bash script, is there some way to get the ID of the X window under the mouse pointer? (edit) I need the process to be non-interactive.
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Bluetooth mouse paring in Linux Mint Cinnamon

I'm having an hard time trying to pair my Apple magic mouse on Mint Cinnamon... keyboard pairing was fast and dead simple, but due to a weird behavior in the gui I'm not able to enter the code for ...
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How to get alt+right mouse to resize windows again!

I'm frustrated that this was removed/altered in gnome-shell3. There are certain key bindings for resizing and moving windows like alt+right click etc, that I'd like back. I've tried to use the system ...
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Why is mouse freezing in FreeBSD 9.1 Gnome or Fluxbox?

I'm new to FreeBSD 9.1 and I wanted to install a desktop GUI environment. I first tried Gnome 2 since I am familiar with it. I appended the following lines to the /etc/rc.conf file: hald_enable="YES" ...
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Using xbindkeys to bind the meta key (a.k.a. super key / Windows key) to left click and allow drag and drop

Is there any way to bind the meta key (a.k.a. super key / Windows key) to a left click using xbindkeys? I would like that hitting the meta key triggers a left click, and hold down the meta key allows ...
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I want touchpad-like behaviour on an Apple Magic Mouse on Linux

I run Linux (Ubuntu 14.4) on a mid 2010 iMac 27". The hardware support is mostly great but I would like to use my Apple bluetooth mouse ("magic mouse") in a touchpad-fashioned way. Right after ...
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Linux Mint keyboard and mouse take a long time to work after boot

I turn my computer on, select my linux harddrive, and then I end up at the Linux mint encryption password area. I have to wait about 1 minute just for my keyboard and mouse to actually light up and ...
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differentiate between touchscreen and mouse inputs

I have a touchscreen laptop and I want to hide the pointer whenever I touch the screen. I am aware of solutions like unclutter and startx -nocursor but I want the pointer to hide/show dynamically, ...
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Make mouse movements scroll when the middle button is held down

In Windows, I'm used to clicking the center button and it offering a "fast scroll" option up or down. How can I get this behavior on Linux? It currently seems to use the back button upon center click ...
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System-wide keyboard emulation of mouse scroll

I would like to emulate mouse scrolling through a keyboard shortcut. What I mean by that is whether I have a browser or terminal open, I want to be able to scroll through it exactly the same way I ...
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monitoring events (keyboard, mouse) in X

Is it possible to display all events that are generated in Xorg? Such as keyboard pressed, mouse events...?
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Low mouse and keyboard framerate in Fedora 21

I have recently added a Fedora 21 partition on my workplace machine, however i'm experiencing the curious issue that my mouse and keyboard "framerates" are incredibly slow. The mouse cursor is ...
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Ignore a bluetooth mouse events

(using Ubuntu 14.04.2, X/Gnome/Unity) I'm trying to have Gnome/X to ignore a given Bluetooth mouse events. The mouse should be paired successfully, though. The reason being that the mouse is used ...
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What is the reason for the apparent lag of a mouse pointer when running a Linux Desktop?

So this question might at first seem a little vague and it's most certainly not trolling or having a dig at Linux. It's always been my observation that most Linux based desktop GUIs seem to have ...
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How can I increase the acceleration of the mouse wheel via xinput?

I have a Microsoft wireless USB mouse whose scroll wheel seems to have absolutely no acceleration whatsoever on Linux. On Windows and OSX, the faster I scroll, the faster the page scrolls, and vice ...
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Dual Monitors on Cinnamon 2.4.8 - cursor gets stuck on bottom and top right of left screen

Running Mint 17.1 with Cinammon 2.4.8 and I have two 2560 * 1440 monitors, both placed in the display settings as next to each other, not mirrored. The mouse cursor moves as normal between the two ...
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Mouse scroll wheel speed far too sensitive

In my crunchbang installation with X11, openbox, my wireless usb mouse is listed at both /dev/psaux and /dev/input/mouse0. It's working fine apart from the scroll wheel, which although active, is far ...
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'OS X-like' momentum scrolling in linux?

Is there a way to make the scrolling on a linux machine (running X11) more like OS X's natural scrolling? With 'natural scrolling' I mean the fact that you can flick trough the pages, there is ...
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disabling mouse support in `vim` in a `gnome-terminal` environment

Edit: The problem of an enabled mouse in vim appears to be specific to gnome-terminal (version 3.4.1.1-1; I am using gnome 3 fallback mode). If I run xterm, mouse support in vim is disabled by ...
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Is it possible to make the right mouse button do something else in Linux Mint?

I have a cheap 2 button mouse so wanted to turn the right mouse button into my gesture button (with Easystroke). Perhaps making a double right click act as a normal right click.
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pm-hibernate, s2disk, no trackpad on resume

I am using an Acer C720 i3 Debian testing on suspend resume the trackpad does work, but when i hibernate and resume it does not work. # /etc/uswsusp.conf(5) -- Configuration file for s2disk/s2both ...
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Button Mapping Issue on Mouse [Razer Naga]

I'm currently having an issue trying to map the side buttons on my Razer Naga, I'm running Elementary OS but from what I understand that's a Ubuntu and I should add that this is all very new to me ...
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How can I set mouse sensitivity, not just mouse acceleration?

I can't find a single desktop environment that supports setting both mouse acceleration AND mouse sensitivity. I don't want any mouse acceleration, but I want to increase the speed of my mouse. That ...
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Mouse sluggish/choppy

So I have a Macbook 6,1 running Linux Mint 17 x64 Qiana (based on Ubuntu 14.04) using MATE with Compiz and I am having random mouse slow downs (only when using the trackpad). It happens randomly and ...
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Trackman Toggle Scroll Emulation On-Off

All information I find about modifying 10-evdev.conf to emulate a scroll wheel on the Trackman Marble, ends up having to simultaneously hold the assigned button while rolling the marble to scroll. I ...
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Middle-click scrolling with ThinkPad/avoid pasting

I have a ThinkPad USB keyboard, and I want to be able to use the middle click both for pasting and scrolling. This works on my ThinkPad laptop. On the laptop, if the middle click button is held for a ...
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How to attach keyboard and mouse to another screen?

By default, the X server would attach keyboard and mouse to display 0:0, but how to change it to another screen such as 0:20?
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Mouse detected as keyboard

I have tried to use my mouse (perixx mx-2000) on Fedora 18 and Crunchbang 11, and for both of them, the mouse does not work. The "funny" thing is that the mouse seems to be detected as a keyboard: ...
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Highlight current mouse position

I'm running a dual-screen setup and have my trackpad disabled most of the time (which includes hiding the mousepointer). When i reenable the trackpad (and display the mouse pointer again), i've lost ...
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Increase the number of lines scrolled by a mouse wheel tick, everywhere

When I use the mouse wheel, I want to be able to configure it to scroll by multiple lines at a time, e.g. each tick would scroll 5 lines. In Windows you can increase or decrease the number of lines ...
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Remap mouse button 8 (“browser forward”) to mouse button 2 (“middle click”) on RHEL

What would be the proper way to remap mouse buttons on RHEL? xbindkeys doesn't seem to be available on my repos (not RHEL default, but enterprise custom repos). I guess I could install it on my own, ...
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How do I configure a Trackpoint, so middle-click scrolling is not misinterpreted as a middle-click paste?

I'm using a Thinkpad USB Trackpoint keyboard, and when I try to scroll, using middle-click and the trackpoint, sometimes it performs a middle-click paste. I don't recall this ever happening with the ...
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Prevent Wacom tablet from moving mouse pointer

I have a Wacom CTF-221 graphics tablet, and I use it with Linux Wacom drivers. However when I draw it's annoying that the mouse pointer moves with the pen and clicks outside of the drawing window. ...
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How can I zoom/magnify Cinnamon desktop using the mouse wheel?

There is a wonderful feature of compiz that allows me to use a key+mouse wheel (I use win+wheel to zoom into the desktop. Is there a way to get the same effect in Cinnamon? UPDATE: Following Mikko ...
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Send Mouse commands to PC with Raspberry Pi over the network

Is it possible to have a Raspberry Pi connected to a CCTV recorder via USB and send mouse input commands over the network? The video feed from the CCTV recorder is displayed on a TV with in the ...
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xinput mouse device: separate x and y sensitivities

I've been trying out a trackball mouse and I find that it is entirely too sensitive, so I tune it down by setting its Device Accel Constant Deceleration to 1.5, I feel like this dials in the X axis ...
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Mouse movement speed is set to max, but still slow

Using Ubuntu 14.04/GNOME, we set the mouse move speed to max in the menu. But the mouse movement is still slow on the touchpad. A USB mouse is perfect, but we need to use the touchpad. Question: Is ...
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joystick as a mouse with Fedora

I would like to use a joystick as a mouse with Fedora 12. I tried js2mouse but didn't work. Is there another solution? How should I configure the system?
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reprogram mouse buttons

i got my hands on a nox krom khanda mouse. It's kinda nice, but i'm still trying it out. While playing quake 4 on linux ( debian jessie) , i noticed that one of the left side buttons isn't recognized, ...
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Xephyr: mouse does not move smoothly

I am using xserver-xephyr in Debian Wheezy. My mouse inside the Xephyr window does not move smoothly. It looks as if the refresh rate was very low. When I move my mouse across the screen, it maybe ...
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Replace middle mouse button action in gnome for right mose button

Gnome uses unhandy middle button in nautilus drag and drop for example or in evince. I feel uncomfortable when I am to do this on my netbook, i would like to "drag and drop with xontext menu" being ...
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How can I copy mouse sensitivity between computers?

I would really prefer both my computers (with the same mouse, Razer DeathAdder) to have the same exact mouse sensitivity, unfortunately I tweaked one via the control panel and I can not get it to ...
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Detect if mouse button is pressed, then invoke a script or command

Is there any way to get mouse button state from bash? Xdotool can only get mouse location. I'd like to set something up where I can define a rule where when a mouse button is pressed, a script can ...
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How do I get my wireless USB mouse working

My wireless USB mouse is not plugging and playing. This is my first time using linux (Ubuntu 12.04) and I'm trying to get a development environment going to learn to use the shell, Python, and other ...
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Mouse does not interact with XFCE

I run XFCE 4.10 in Archlinux and I have had my mouse (and/or XFCE) behaving weirdly for a couple of days. The mouse works fine when I first start XFCE. I can interact normally with UI features. ...
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How to disable mouse support in terminal?

I'm asking this question while using xfce4-terminal, but I'm interested in a general solution: is there a way to stop a terminal emulator announcing mouse support in consoles? I need mouse-select and ...
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Wobbling mouse cursor in vertical direction (Mint 17.1)

Recently moved to Mint 17.1 from Ubuntu 14.04. I felt like my cursor movements were less accurate than before though it took me a little while to work out why. It turns out that when I move my on the ...
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X Image following cursor mouse pointer

i have rpi connected with hdmi on big tv few meters from my workplace and i want to change size of mouse pointer. xsetroot -mouse .. .. will change just one type of cursor and not covering all ...
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Disable scroll wheel horizontal buttons (back/forward)

I recently got a Logitech M500: Bus 002 Device 004: ID 046d:c069 Logitech, Inc. M500 Laser Mouse It has nine buttons that I can identify: Two on the left side Left, right Wheel press Wheel ...
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How can I make the pairing of the 'ltunify' program permanent?

I have used the ltunify pairing tool for Logitech Unifying Receiver, written by Lekensteyn, on my Logitech M510 mouse and K350 keyboard, which works perfectly. However, when I reboot, these changes ...