[Nottingham] beginners guide to how X works

Godfrey Nix godfrey at gnnix.co.uk
Fri May 4 20:21:48 BST 2007


I am looking to get information about how the X windows system works. I
am not wanting to know how to configure icons to run programs,
drag'n'drop files or stuff like that.
What I DO want to get my little head round is the way in which mouse and
keyboard input is passed to the correct program, how 'mouse over' events
know when the mouse is over the object and whether there is any way in
which a program can find out what windows exist on a display.

I have looked at the freedesktop and X.org sites as well as trying to
search Google, but I have found nothing yet to help me.

Anyone on the list who can point me in the right direction?
Godfrey Nix <godfrey at gnnix.co.uk>

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