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mousetweaks – Accessibility enhancements for pointing devices


mousetweaks [–dwell] [–ssc] [–dwell-time=FLOAT] [–ssc-time=FLOAT] [-m|–dwell-mode=STRING] [-c|–show-ctw] [-t|–threshold=INT] [-g|–geometry] [-s|–shutdown] [–daemonize] [-?|–help]


mousetweaks is a collection of accessibility enhancements for pointing
devices. This manual page describes the mousetweaks daemon.


Automatically perform mouse clicks without using a physical but‐

–ssc Trigger the secondary mouse button when the primary mouse button
is held down for a specified amount of time.

Time to keep the pointer motionless before a dwell click is per‐
formed. Range: 0.2 – 3.0 seconds.

Time to hold the primary mouse button before a simulated sec‐
ondary click is performed. Range: 0.5 – 3.0 seconds.

-m, –dwell-mode=STRING
Select a dwell mode. Available options: window – Select the
click type from a window or a panel applet. gesture – Perform
different clicks by moving in different directions.

-c, –show-ctw
Show the click-type window. Only useful in combination with

-t, –threshold=INT
Ignore small pointer movements. Range: 0 – 30 pixels.

-g, –geometry
Size and position of the click-type window. Expects a standard X
Window System geometry string. ie. WIDTHxHEIGHT+X+Y

-s, –shutdown
Stop the mousetweaks daemon.

Start mousetweaks in the background, ie. spawn a child process.

Start mousetweaks in login mode. Login mode enables workarounds
specific to GDM. Currently unused.

The daemon creates a lock file in the $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR directory
to keep track of its state. On systems with no user runtime
directory, the $XDG_CACHE_HOME directory is used.


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This manual page was written by Francesco Fumanti.

Licenced under the GNU General Public License v3 or later.


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