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Old 11-23-2006, 11:53 AM   #1
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Key press simulation in FC

i did a search on this forums/google but did not find a clear explanartion yet.

How would i go about simulating complex key combination being pressed in Linux Fedora(lets say ALT-TAB) or Alt TAB followed by release of TAB while ALT is still pressed down.

(I need to my voice software to display and keep up a task switch window) and this is the best way to go i believe.

Would i have to go into assembly for this or is there a way to do this in C or even via a shell script?

If you are not sure even pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you.
Old 11-24-2006, 10:00 PM   #2
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I believe you can do this using the X API or, for a terminal, in curses.

For example with XSendEvent or XTestFakeKeyEvent.


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