Constraining cursor to RandR crtcs

Colin Guthrie gmane at
Mon Apr 2 02:53:41 PDT 2007

Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> What would be nice for a purely user POW is some visual hint the cursor is
> in Terra Incognita (for example an arrow on the side closer to the cursor
> with cursor distance). Clamping and jumping is very disorienting, I don't
> think users mind the cursor being out of the displays as long as they have
> some hint where it is (without needing to wiggle it to find it back, which
> won't work anyway for complex setups)

That would be nice and could be done in the WM or some other userspace
app I'd imagine.

> Thinking about more... actually you can lose the cursor even within the
> display, some keyboard shortcut to point it out (big crosshairs) would be
> nice

To be honest, I've never found the "locate mouse" keyboard
shortcuts/systems of any use. Wiggling just comes more naturally and
only if you do not get the results from that would you resort to the
keyboard short cut. Seeing as it's probably little used, it'll probably
be a shortcut you forget anyway.. Personally I much prefer your arrows
idea. Then again you can always just run Xeyes :p


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