xinput(1)                    General Commands Manual                   xinput(1)

       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

       --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 later.

       --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

       --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

       --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 registered.

       --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]
               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

       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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       Philip Langdale, <>
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