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  1. Can mouse wrap-around screen edges in Xfree86?

    Does anyone know of a way to cause the mouse pointer to "wrap around" the
    screen edges using Xfree86? For example, imagine the pointer is headed west
    and reaches the left edge. Instead of stopping dead in the left margin, the
    pointer reappears on the right side and continues its western journey. Does
    this ring a bell with anybody?



  2. Re: Can mouse wrap-around screen edges in Xfree86?

    In article , asdf wrote:
    > Does anyone know of a way to cause the mouse pointer to "wrap around" the
    > screen edges using Xfree86? For example, imagine the pointer is headed west
    > and reaches the left edge. Instead of stopping dead in the left margin, the
    > pointer reappears on the right side and continues its western journey. Does
    > this ring a bell with anybody?


    Sure, it's a basic feature. But it's not an X feature but one of your
    window manager. Enlightenment and fvwm do this, Metacity (GNOME default)
    does not. I don't know about KDE.

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    Juha Siltala
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  3. Re: Can mouse wrap-around screen edges in Xfree86?

    In article ,
    Juha Siltala writes:
    > In article , asdf wrote:
    >> Does anyone know of a way to cause the mouse pointer to "wrap around" the
    >> screen edges using Xfree86? For example, imagine the pointer is headed west
    >> and reaches the left edge. Instead of stopping dead in the left margin, the
    >> pointer reappears on the right side and continues its western journey. Does
    >> this ring a bell with anybody?

    >
    > Sure, it's a basic feature. But it's not an X feature but one of your
    > window manager. Enlightenment and fvwm do this, Metacity (GNOME default)
    > does not. I don't know about KDE.


    VTWM does this, in the context of moving the real screen around on the
    virtual desktop. Once the screen is moved, the pointer can remain near
    the edge it was at, or it can "wrap" to the opposite edge.

    When outside the above context, the pointer remains near the edge it was
    at.

    Dave

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