Gotta say, the control of Windows is awesome. I’m able to prototype some really cool stuff.
The Vuo window is able to get mouse positions (even outside of its window) when it’s frontmost, but not when not frontmost. Request: ability to get mouse coordinates, at all times, regardless of window level. I assume it’s not a security issue, since the screen capture node continues to work, even when the Vuo window is not active.
Thanks Team Vuo. I’m really hoping to find a way to add this functionality for a current project (which exports to a Mac app). Looking into creating a new Node Class / Library Module…but I’m not sure it’s actually possible for a 3rd party (ie me) to create a node that can access mouse data beyond what the API can provide.
Would love if I could know ‘it’ll never work’ vs ‘it’s doable’, to save me some heartbreak ?
Thanks. I would say ‘kind of’. Getting access to the keyboard, at all times, requires enabling that in Settings under accessibility. However, I don’t believe the mouse falls under the same constraint. Ie, any app can get the mouse position. This may have changed in 10.15.
Thanks. Theres a distinction between mouse and keyboard on Mac OS. Access to the keyboard at all times requires the user explicitly grant the app access through Accessibility. Mouse (for now) does not. For my project, Mouse will do. Of course others will have other needs.
I don’t have any personal interest in the keyboard part of the other feature request but am very interested in the mouse functionality. I think the other request should be separated now to just be for the keyboard since this feature request now has the mouse part covered and is “chosen”.