Constraining cursor to RandR crtcs

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Mon Apr 2 05:53:42 PDT 2007

On Mon, 2007-04-02 at 14:22 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le Lun 2 avril 2007 14:03, Matthias Clasen a écrit :
> > On Mon, 2007-04-02 at 10:41 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> >
> >> 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
> >>
> >
> > The Gnome control center has a (somewhat hacky) client-side solution to
> > this problem. Thinking along those lines, a Keyboard shortcut to
> > explicitly warp the pointer to the middle of the screen might be an
> > adequate solution to the problem of "lost cursor" that doesn't require
> > any server support.
> What screen ? :)

The nice aspect of a client-side solution is that you can implement
rules that are as complicated as you want. I guess centering it on the
closest monitor of the same screen or something 

> On multihead systems (like the ones traders love) there are many possible
> physical displays. Big crossair (like the big 1 and 2 windows use to
> identify displays) will tell you both on what display the cursor is and
> where on the display it is.

Of course, there are configurations in which a crosshair will not be
visible either...

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