Provided by: xinput_1.5.99.1-0ubuntu2_amd64 bug


       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.

       --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 [device]
               Register for a number of XI2 events and display them. If a device is  given,  only
               events on this device are displayed.

       --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-crtc device crtc
               Restricts the movements of the absolute device to the RandR crtc.  The  CRTC  name
               must match a currently connected CRTC (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.

       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.


       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.


       Peter Hutterer <>
       Philip Langdale, <>
       Frederic Lepied, France <>
       Julien Cristau <>
       Thomas Jaeger <>
       and more.