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NAME

device-floater - GUI to safely float a keyboard or pointer slave device.  

SYNOPSIS

device-floater [OPTION]

 

OPTIONS


-a --acquire-secs N Acquire time is N seconds
                       (default 10, max. 300).

-v --version Prints version.

-h --help Prints this message.

 

DESCRIPTION

Usually all keyboards plugged in a computer are seen as one. By floating them (see xinput float command) it's possible for an application using the libstmm-input-gtk-xi library to see them as separate devices. This means, for example, that two or more players can play a game in which each player has it's own keyboard and can use the same keys.

The --acquire-secs option sets the time allowed to insert the keyboard. The limit is necessary to prevent users from locking themselves out of their computer in case the main keyboard is floated accidentally.

To unfloat a keyboard just plug it out and back in while not in acquire mode.

Warning: Only works with X11. Under Wayland devices can't be floated.

 

AUTHOR

Written by Stefano Marsili <efanomars@gmx.ch>.

 

LICENSE

Copyright © 2018-2020 Stefano Marsili.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.


 

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