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Is it possible to set/move the mouse pointer's location directly from Mathematica without using external tools like Run["xdotool mousemove x y"]?

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If an interactive application like Mathematica did that, I would consider it a bug... Anyway, I don't think it's possible from within Mathematica. –  Jens Aug 12 '12 at 2:50
    
You don't mean setting the current insertion point or selection? –  Sjoerd C. de Vries Aug 12 '12 at 6:55
    
not the selection inside Mathematica. Just moving the mouse pointer anywhere inside the screen –  my account_ram Aug 15 '12 at 6:34
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Needs["JLink`"]
ReinstallJava[]
robotclass=JavaNew["java.awt.Robot"]
robotclass@mouseMove[#,300]&/@Range@900;
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Impressive .. :) –  belisarius Aug 21 '12 at 0:50
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Second that, impressive indeed, +1. –  Leonid Shifrin Aug 21 '12 at 0:53
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+1 Great ;-) Table[robotclass@mouseMove[Round[300 (Cos[x] + 1)], Round[100 (Sin[2 x] + 1)]], {x, 0, 2 Pi, .001}]; –  Vitaliy Kaurov Aug 21 '12 at 1:25
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Impressive?? That's scary... –  sebhofer Oct 19 '12 at 8:41
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@John: No, it's not. a) in the example of the o/p xdotool would be an external tool/application/program that you'd need to call. b) JLink is part of M, and WRI's official position is that this makes all of Java part of M (same with NETLink and .Net), as indicated by marketing materials. c) you ARE actually writing this in M. My code above is NOT Java code, it's M code. It just LOOKs like Java code (and that's a smart design choice of JLink/NETLink), but it isn't. These are all M symbols, it's M syntax, it runs from the M f/e, and it is executed/"scripted" through the kernel. –  Andreas Lauschke Nov 11 '13 at 16:03
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