Bug 1662623 - xdotool doesn't move mouse , has wrong idea of mouse coordinates
Summary: xdotool doesn't move mouse , has wrong idea of mouse coordinates
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xdotool
Version: 28
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Sven Lankes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-12-31 04:07 UTC by Ian Zimmerman
Modified: 2019-05-28 23:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-05-28 23:30:23 UTC
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Description Ian Zimmerman 2018-12-31 04:07:25 UTC
Here are two pieces of interaction in a terminal window:

 matica!23 ~$ xdotool getmouselocation
x:1106 y:702 screen:0 window:2097172
 matica!24 ~$ xdotool mousemove_relative 100 100
 matica!25 ~$ xdotool getmouselocation
x:1206 y:802 screen:0 window:2097172

 matica!27 ~$ xdotool getmouselocation
x:1306 y:902 screen:0 window:2097172
 matica!28 ~$ xdotool mousemove 100 100
 matica!29 ~$ xdotool getmouselocation
x:100 y:100 screen:0 window:2097172

BUT, neither during 1 nor during 2 has the mouse moved at all!

At first I thought it was something with my configuration - I asked a friend to try it on a Debian system with an earlier version of Gnome, and it worked there.  But it fails even with the plainest possible desktop settings.  Either it's a crippling bug in xdotool or I am missing something rather fundamental.

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2019-05-02 20:05:27 UTC
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