More on screen captures in X

Subject: More on screen captures in X
From: Glen Accardo <glen -at- SOFTINT -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 1994 11:26:46 CDT

This is a bit of extra information on capturing screens in X. Specifically
it is a reply to David Warren's (?) question about capturing the mouse
cursor. (Sorry David, my desk ate the Post It with your phone number.)

As I understand it, the mouse cursor is NOT part of X screen memory. It is
a sprite which is superimposed over the screen. This makes mouse cursor
updating a good bit faster -- a nice feature except that most screen
capture programs DON'T do the extra work of adding the mouse to a screen
image. My solution for creating such a screen shot would be to draw the
mouse cursor manually.

Granted, this isn't a good solution because it involves faking output, and
we all know where that leads. Unless someone knows of a specific program
which does capture the mouse (I haven't tried 'em all yet), it's the best
I can come up with.

glen accardo glen -at- softint -dot- com
Software Interfaces, Inc. (713) 492-0707
Houston, TX 77084

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