[svlug] sending fake UI events to a window in X

Jeff Shippen jeff.lists.nov.2006 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 15 18:22:37 PDT 2010

  I know this isn't what you asked about, but maybe it will solve your 


On 9/15/2010 6:16 PM, Florin Andrei wrote:
> I've an XP virtual machine in VirtualBox on my Linux laptop. For a
> number of reasons, I can't change the screensaver config within XP, so
> it keeps popping up after XX minutes of inactivity.
> I'm currently trying to figure out if there's a way to send trivial
> no-op user interface events ("mouse has moved 1 px up and back", "CTRL
> key has been pressed/depressed") through VirtualBox to the guest, but in
> case that doesn't work they way I hope it does - is there a way to
> programatically generate such events and attach them to a window in X
> Windows?

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