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GUI discovery

Project Description

discogui discovers GUI elements

  • python module
  • works on Linux
  • does not depend on Accessibility technologies
  • toolkit independent
  • only basic tests on very simple GUI
  • GUI should be displayed on Xvfb or Xephyr
  • slow
Known problems:
  • Python 3 is not supported
Possible applications:
  • GUI unit-testing
  • automatic GUI control

Basic usage

from discogui.buttons import discover_buttons
from easyprocess import EasyProcess
from pyvirtualdisplay import Display
with Display():
    with EasyProcess('zenity --question') as p:
        buttons = discover_buttons()
print buttons



  • install Xvfb and Xephyr

  • install Xlib

  • install scrot

  • install PIL

  • install xdotool

  • install pip

  • install latest PyMouse and the program:

    # as root
    pip install
    pip install discogui


sudo apt-get install python-pip
sudo apt-get install xvfb
sudo apt-get install xserver-xephyr
sudo apt-get install python-xlib
sudo apt-get install scrot
sudo apt-get install python-imaging
sudo apt-get install xdotool

# PyPI version of PyMouse is too old, this is the latest
sudo pip install

sudo pip install discogui


# as root
pip uninstall discogui

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