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23.24. Can GTK know the mouse position outside of GTK Application?

To get the position relative to a given window

If you need the absolute position, call get_pointer on the root window of the current screen:

  rootwin = widget.get_screen().get_root_window()
  x, y, mods = rootwin.get_pointer()
If you call get_pointer() on some other GdkWindow, the result will be relative to the position of that window (so you can get negative coordinates)

(James Henstridge)

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