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Hook and simulate global mouse events in pure Python

Project description

Take full control of your mouse with this small Python library. Hook global events, register hotkeys, simulate mouse movement and clicks, and much more.

Huge thanks to `Kirill Pavlov <http://kirillpavlov.com/>`__ for donating the package name. If you are looking for the Cheddargetter.com client implementation, ```pip install mouse==0.5.0`` <https://pypi.python.org/pypi/mouse/0.5.0>`__.

Features

  • Global event hook on all mice devices (captures events regardless of focus).
  • Listen and sends mouse events.
  • Works with Windows and Linux (requires sudo).
  • Pure Python, no C modules to be compiled.
  • Zero dependencies. Trivial to install and deploy, just copy the files.
  • Python 2 and 3.
  • Includes high level API (e.g. record and play.
  • Events automatically captured in separate thread, doesn’t block main program.
  • Tested and documented.

This program makes no attempt to hide itself, so don’t use it for keyloggers.

Usage

Install the PyPI package:

$ sudo pip install mouse

or clone the repository (no installation required, source files are sufficient):

$ git clone https://github.com/boppreh/mouse

Then check the API docs to see what features are available.

Known limitations:

  • Events generated under Windows don’t report device id (event.device == None). #21
  • To avoid depending on X the Linux parts reads raw device files (/dev/input/input*) but this requries root.
  • Other applications, such as some games, may register hooks that swallow all key events. In this case mouse will be unable to report events.

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