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  1. multiple cursors

    is there any support for multiple cursors on screen simultaenously?

    i am loosing faith.

    myren

  2. Re: multiple cursors

    ["Followup-To:" header set to comp.os.linux.x.]
    On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 11:15:40 -0500, myren staggered into the Black Sun
    and said:
    > is there any support for multiple cursors on screen simultaenously?


    Current versions of X support exactly one cursor, the "core pointer".
    It is possible to have more than one input device control this core
    pointer, so you could have a PS/2 mouse and a USB mouse plugged in at
    the same time and controlling the same pointer.

    X11R6 provides *no way* to determine which input device a MotionNotify
    event came from. That means having 2 cursors with a separate input
    device controlling each cursor would require a great deal of rewriting
    core bits of X. As a stopgap, you could have the second cursor
    controlled by a non-X input device (like a joystick) and have the second
    cursor be managed entirely by an application.

    > i am loosing faith.


    At whom are you loosing your faith? "Loose" when used as a verb means
    to launch a projectile ("loose your arrows at that swine"), or to set
    free ("loose the hounds"). Speling counts. HTH,

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  3. Re: multiple cursors

    myren writes:

    > is there any support for multiple cursors on screen simultaenously?


    No.

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