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Re: [vox-tech] is this a job for Xlib?
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Re: [vox-tech] is this a job for Xlib?

On Fri, Nov 01, 2002 at 04:43:36PM -0800, Matt Holland wrote:
> Hey all,
> [sorry if this gets multiply posted... it seemed to bounce the first time]
> So, I'd like to have a simple program or script that makes X11 think 
> that it has received a sequence of keystrokes... at least, I think 
> that's what I want.  The goal is to have a way to click on something to 
> switch from X11 to Aqua under Mac OS X (gasp! a little off-topic!).  So 
> I need to make the machine believe that it has received a Cmd-Opt-A 
> sequence, and I believe that in this case that amounts to making X11 
> believe that.
> The clicking part should be trivial, as I have a launcher-type that 
> deals with that.  So... from what I can tell, it seems that this is a 
> job for XSendEvent in Xlib, but I'm not sure.  Anyone know this stuff 
> well enough to tell me if I'm on the right track?  Can you comment on 
> how much of a pain it would be to learn enough Xlib to do this?  I'm a 
> sort of fair C programmer with not so much experience dealing with other 
> people's libraries.

Matt, I'd read up on AppleEvents and use them (perhaps from within an
AppleScript script) to tell the Finder to bring itself to the
foreground. That should do the trick...

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