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       xinput - utility to configure and test X input devices


       xinput [OPTIONS] [DEVICE]


       xinput  is a utility to list available input devices, query information about a device and
       change input device settings.


               Test if the X Input extension is available and return the version  number  of  the
               program  and  the  version supported by the server. This option does not require a
               device name.

       --list [--short || --long || --name-only || --id-only] [device]
               If no argument is given list all the input devices. If an argument is given,  show
               all  the  features of device.  If --long is provided, the output includes detailed
               information about the capabilities of each devices. Otherwise, or  if  --short  is
               provided,  only  the  device  names  and  some  minimal information is listed.  If
               --name-only is provided, the output is limited to the  device  names.  One  device
               name  is listed per line. Note that the order the devices are listed is undefined.
               If --id-only is provided, the output is limited to the device IDs. One  device  ID
               is listed per line. Note that the order the devices are listed is undefined.

       --get-feedbacks device
               Display the feedbacks of device.

       --set-pointer device
               Switch  device  in  core  pointer.   This option does nothing on X servers 1.5 and

       --set-mode device ABSOLUTE|RELATIVE
               Change the mode of device.

       --set-ptr-feedback device threshold num denom
               Change the pointer acceleration (or feedback) parameters of device.   The  xset(1)
               man  page  has  more details. For X.Org Server 1.7 and above, there are additional
               device properties pertaining to pointer acceleration. These do  not  replace,  but
               complement the pointer feedback setting.

       --set-integer-feedback device index value
               Change the value of an integer feedback of device.

       --set-button-map device map_button_1 [map_button_2 [...]]
               Change  the  button mapping of device. The buttons are specified in physical order
               (starting with button 1) and are mapped to the logical button provided. 0 disables
               a button. The default button mapping for a device is 1 2 3 4 5 6 etc.

       --query-state device
               Query the device state.

       --list-props device [device [...]]
               Lists properties that can be set for the given device(s).

       --set-int-prop device property format value
               Sets an integer property for the device.  Appropriate values for format are 8, 16,
               or 32, depending on the property. Deprecated, use --set-prop instead.

       --set-float-prop device property value
               Sets a float property for the device. Deprecated, use --set-prop instead.

       --set-prop [--type=atom|float|int] [--format=8|16|32] device property value [...]
               Set the property to the given value(s).  If not specified, the format and type  of
               the  property  are  left  as-is.   The  arguments are interpreted according to the
               property type. See Section CHANGING PROPERTIES.

       --watch-props device
               Prints to standard out when property changes occur.

       --delete-prop device property
               Delete the property from the device.

       --test [-proximity] device
               Register all extended events from device and  enter  an  endless  loop  displaying
               events  received.  If  the  -proximity  is given, ProximityIn and ProximityOut are

       --test-xi2 [--root] [device]
               Register for a number of XI2 events and display them. If a device is  given,  only
               events  on  this  device are displayed. If --root is given, events are selected on
               the root window only. Otherwise, a new client window is created (similar to xev).

       --create-master prefix [sendCore] [enable]
               Create a new pair of master devices  on  an  XI2-enabled  server  with  the  given
               prefix.  The  server will create one master pointer named "prefix pointer" and one
               master keyboard named "prefix keyboard".  If sendCore is 1, this  pair  of  master
               devices  is set to send core events (default).  If enable is 1, this master device
               pair will be enabled immediately (default).

       --remove-master master [Floating|AttachToMaster] [returnPointer] [returnKeyboard]
               Remove master  and its paired  master  device.  Attached  slave  devices  are  set
               floating  if  Floating  is  specified  or  the argument is omitted.  If the second
               argument is AttachToMaster, returnPointer specifies the master pointer  to  attach
               all  slave  pointers to and returnKeyboard specifies the master keyboard to attach
               all slave keyboards to.

       --reattach slave master
               Reattach slave to master.

       --float slave
               Remove slave from its current master device.

       --set-cp window master
               Set the ClientPointer for the client owning window to master.  master must specify
               a master pointer.

       --map-to-output device crtc
               Restricts  the movements of the absolute device to the RandR crtc. The output name
               must match a currently connected output (see  xrandr(1)).  If  the  NVIDIA  binary
               driver  is  detected or RandR 1.2 or later is not available, a Xinerama output may
               be specified as "HEAD-N", with N being the Xinerama screen number. This option has
               no effect on relative devices.

       --enable device
               Enable  the  device.  This  call is equivalent to xinput --set-prop device "Device
               Enabled" 1

       --disable device
               Disable the device. This call is equivalent to xinput  --set-prop  device  "Device
               Enabled" 0

       device can be the device name as a string or the XID of the device.

       slave can be the device name as a string or the XID of a slave device.

       master can be the device name as a string or the XID of a master device.

       property can be the property as a string or the Atom value.


       When  xinput  should modify an existing driver property value, it is sufficient to provide
       the device name and property name as string, followed by the new value(s) of the property.
       For example:

              xinput set-prop "my device" "my prop" 1 2 3


       Xwayland  is  an  X  server  that  uses a Wayland Compositor as backend.  Xwayland acts as
       translation layer between the X protocol and the Wayland protocol but does not have direct
       access  to  the  hardware.  The  X Input Extension devices created by Xwayland ("xwayland-
       pointer", "xwayland-keyboard", etc.) map to the Wayland protocol devices, not to  physical

       These  X Input Extension devices are only visible to other X clients connected to the same
       Xwayland process. Changing properties on Xwayland devices only  affects  the  behavior  of
       those  clients. For example, disabling an Xwayland device with xinput does not disable the
       device in Wayland-native applications. Other changes may not have any effect at all.

       In most instances, using xinput with an Xwayland device is indicative of a bug in a  shell
       script  and  xinput  will  print  a  warning.  Use  the Wayland Compositor's native device
       configuration methods instead.


       X(7), xset(1), xrandr(1)


       Copyright 1996,1997, Frederic Lepied.

       Copyright 2007, Peter Hutterer.

       Copyright 2008, Philip Langdale.

       Copyright 2009-2011, Red Hat, Inc.


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