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mouse position on screen in python
#!/usr/bin/env python
# I didn't write this
# many examples exist on StackOverflow, etc..
#
# Note: you'll need python-xlib, python-gtk
# sudo apt-get install python-xlib python-gtk2
#
import sys
import os
from time import sleep
import gtk
gtk.gdk.threads_init()
import threading
# uses the package python-xlib
# from http://snipplr.com/view/19188/mouseposition-on-linux-via-xlib/
# or: sudo apt-get install python-xlib
from Xlib import display
old_stdout = sys.stdout
sys.stdout = open(os.devnull, 'w')
def mousepos():
"""mousepos() --> (x, y) get the mouse coordinates on the screen (linux, Xlib)."""
data = display.Display().screen().root.query_pointer()._data
return data["root_x"], data["root_y"]
class MouseThread(threading.Thread):
def __init__(self, parent, label):
threading.Thread.__init__(self)
self.label = label
self.killed = False
def run(self):
try:
while True:
if self.stopped():
break
text = "{0}".format(mousepos())
self.label.set_text(text)
sleep(0.01)
except (KeyboardInterrupt, SystemExit):
sys.exit()
def kill(self):
self.killed = True
def stopped(self):
return self.killed
class PyApp(gtk.Window):
def __init__(self):
super(PyApp, self).__init__()
self.set_title("Mouse coordinates 0.1")
self.set_size_request(250, 50)
self.set_position(gtk.WIN_POS_CENTER)
self.connect("destroy", self.quit)
label = gtk.Label()
self.mouseThread = MouseThread(self, label)
self.mouseThread.start()
fixed = gtk.Fixed()
fixed.put(label, 10, 10)
self.add(fixed)
self.show_all()
def quit(self, widget):
self.mouseThread.kill()
gtk.main_quit()
if __name__ == '__main__':
app = PyApp()
gtk.main()
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