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High Level Mouse Manipulation for Ruby via CGEvents
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mouse

A port of mouse.rb from AXElements, but cleaned up and rewritten in C to be more portable across languages and runtimes.

By itself, the mouse gem is not that useful; but in combination with a gem for discovering the positions of things (like buttons) on the screen, this gem is very powerful and can be used for tasks such as automated functional testing; this is the purpose of the AXElements project.

Documentation

Code Climate Dependency Status Gem Version Bitdeli Badge

Examples

require 'mouse'

Mouse.current_position # => #<CGPoint x=873.2 y=345.0>

# positions can be given as an array with two points, or a CGPoint
Mouse.move_to [10, 10]
Mouse.move_to CGPoint.new(10, 10)

# optionally specify how long it should take the mouse to move
Mouse.move_to [800, 300], 0.2

Mouse.click
Mouse.double_click
Mouse.triple_click

# secondary_click and right_click are aliases to the same method
Mouse.secondary_click
Mouse.right_click

# positive number scrolls up, negative number scrolls down
Mouse.scroll 10
Mouse.scroll -10

# perform horizontal scrolling as well
# positive number scrolls left, negative number scrolls right
Mouse.horizontal_scroll 10
Mouse.horizontal_scroll -10

# optionally specify units for scroll amount, :pixel or :line
Mouse.scroll 10, :pixels
Mouse.scroll -10, :pixels

# just like a two finger double tap
Mouse.smart_magnify
Mouse.smart_magnify [600, 500]

# pinch-to-zoom
Mouse.pinch :zoom
Mouse.pinch :expand, 2

# pinch-to-unzoom
Mouse.pinch :unzoom, 2.0, 5.0
Mouse.pinch :contract, 1.0

# even perform rotation gestures!
Mouse.rotate :clockwise, 90
Mouse.rotate :counter_clockwise, 180
Mouse.rotate :cw, 360

# swipe, swipe, swipe
Mouse.swipe :up
Mouse.swipe :down
Mouse.swipe :left
Mouse.swipe :right

See the Mouse Documentation for more details.

You may have noticed that when you ask the mouse to move to a specific location that it may not end up at the exact co-ordinates, but it will be close (distance of less than 1). This is by design, but that may change in the future if there are enough complaints.

TODO

  • More mouse gesture support
  • Make animation duration accurate (current naiveté has a bit of error)
  • Import test app and specialize so we can have better tests

Security

mouse is cryptographically signed. To be sure the gem you install hasn’t been tampered with you will want to add my public key (if you haven’t already) as a trusted certificate for Rubygems:

gem cert --add <(curl -Ls https://raw.github.com/AXElements/mouse/master/certs/markrada26@gmail.com.pem)
gem install mouse -P HighSecurity

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2012-2015, Mark Rada All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
  • Neither the name of Mark Rada nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL Mark Rada BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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