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XChangePointerControl, XGetPointerControl - control pointer


int XChangePointerControl(Display *display, Bool do_accel,
Bool do_threshold, int accel_numerator, int accel_denominator, int threshold);
int XGetPointerControl(Display *display, int
*accel_numerator_return, int *accel_denominator_return, int *threshold_return);


Specifies the denominator for the acceleration multiplier.
Returns the denominator for the acceleration multiplier.
Specifies the numerator for the acceleration multiplier.
Returns the numerator for the acceleration multiplier.
Specifies the connection to the X server.
Specifies a Boolean value that controls whether the values for the accel_numerator or accel_denominator are used.
Specifies a Boolean value that controls whether the value for the threshold is used.
Specifies the acceleration threshold.
Returns the acceleration threshold.


The XChangePointerControl function defines how the pointing device moves. The acceleration, expressed as a fraction, is a multiplier for movement. For example, specifying 3/1 means the pointer moves three times as fast as normal. The fraction may be rounded arbitrarily by the X server. Acceleration only takes effect if the pointer moves more than threshold pixels at once and only applies to the amount beyond the value in the threshold argument. Setting a value to -1 restores the default. The values of the do_accel and do_threshold arguments must be True for the pointer values to be set, or the parameters are unchanged. Negative values (other than -1) generate a BadValue error, as does a zero value for the accel_denominator argument.

XChangePointerControl can generate a BadValue error.

The XGetPointerControl function returns the pointer's current acceleration multiplier and acceleration threshold.


Some numeric value falls outside the range of values accepted by the request. Unless a specific range is specified for an argument, the full range defined by the argument's type is accepted. Any argument defined as a set of alternatives can generate this error.

See Also

Xlib - C Language X Interface

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