X11- A binding to the X11 graphics library

MaintainerJochen Keil <jochen dot keil at gmail dot com>
Safe HaskellNone






getXIdleTime :: Display -> IO IntSource

Simple wrapper around xScreenSaverQueryInfo if you are only interested in the idle time, in milliseconds. Returns 0 if the XScreenSaver extension is not available

data XScreenSaverState Source

XScreenSaverState is for use in both XScreenSaverNotifyEvent and XScreenSaverInfo ScreenSaverCycle is not a valid value for use in XScreenSaverInfo ScreenSaverDisabled will not occur in an XScreenSaverNotifyEvent



The screen is not currently being saved; til-or-since specifies the number of milliseconds until the screen saver is expected to activate.


The screen is currently being saved; til-or-since specifies the number of milliseconds since the screen saver activated.


If this bit is set, ScreenSaverNotify events are generated whenever the screen saver cycle interval passes.


The screen saver is currently disabled; til-or-since is zero.

data XScreenSaverKind Source

Data type for use in a XScreenSaverInfo struct



The video signal to the display monitor was disabled.


A server-dependent, built-in screen saver image was displayed; either no client had set the screen saver window attributes or a different client had the server grabbed when the screen saver activated.


The screen saver window was mapped with attributes set by a client using the ScreenSaverSetAttributes request.

data XScreenSaverInfo Source

Representation of the XScreenSaverInfo struct.




xssi_window :: !Window
xssi_state :: !XScreenSaverState

The state field specified whether or not the screen saver is currently active and how the til-or-since value should be interpreted

xssi_kind :: !XScreenSaverKind

The kind field specifies the mechanism that either is currently being used or would have been were the screen being saved

xssi_til_or_since :: !CULong
xssi_idle :: !CULong

The idle field specifies the number of milliseconds since the last input was received from the user on any of the input devices.

xssi_event_mask :: !CULong

The event-mask field specifies which, if any, screen saver events this client has requested using ScreenSaverSelectInput.

xScreenSaverQueryInfo :: Display -> IO (Maybe XScreenSaverInfo)Source

xScreenSaverQueryInfo returns information about the current state of the screen server. If the xScreenSaver extension is not available, it returns Nothing

xScreenSaverSelectInput :: Display -> EventMask -> IO ()Source

xScreenSaverSelectInput asks that events related to the screen saver be generated for this client. If no bits are set in event-mask, then no events will be generated.



:: Display 
-> Position


-> Position


-> Dimension


-> Dimension


-> Dimension

border width

-> CInt

depth (defaultDepthOfScreen)

-> WindowClass


-> Visual

visual (defaultVisualOfScreen)

-> AttributeMask


-> Ptr SetWindowAttributes 
-> IO () 

XScreenSaverSetAttributes sets the attributes to be used the next time the external screen saver is activated. If another client currently has the attributes set, a BadAccess error is generated and the request is ignored.

Otherwise, the specified window attributes are checked as if they were used in a core CreateWindow request whose parent is the root. The override-redirect field is ignored as it is implicitly set to True. If the window attributes result in an error according to the rules for CreateWindow, the request is ignored.

Otherwise, the attributes are stored and will take effect on the next activation that occurs when the server is not grabbed by another client. Any resources specified for the background-pixmap or cursor attributes may be freed immediately. The server is free to copy the background-pixmap or cursor resources or to use them in place; therefore, the effect of changing the contents of those resources is undefined. If the specified colormap no longer exists when the screen saver activates, the parent's colormap is used instead. If no errors are generated by this request, any previous screen saver window attributes set by this client are released.

When the screen saver next activates and the server is not grabbed by another client, the screen saver window is created, if necessary, and set to the specified attributes and events are generated as usual. The colormap associated with the screen saver window is installed. Finally, the screen saver window is mapped.

The window remains mapped and at the top of the stacking order until the screen saver is deactivated in response to activity on any of the user input devices, a ForceScreenSaver request with a value of Reset, or any request that would cause the window to be unmapped.

If the screen saver activates while the server is grabbed by another client, the internal saver mechanism is used. The ForceScreenSaver request may be used with a value of Active to deactivate the internal saver and activate the external saver.

If the screen saver client's connection to the server is broken while the screen saver is activated and the client's close down mode has not been RetainPermanent or RetainTemporary, the current screen saver is deactivated and the internal screen saver is immediately activated.

When the screen saver deactivates, the screen saver window's colormap is uninstalled and the window is unmapped (except as described below). The screen saver XID is disassociated with the window and the server may, but is not required to, destroy the window along with any children.

When the screen saver is being deactivated and then immediately reactivated (such as when switching screen savers), the server may leave the screen saver window mapped (typically to avoid generating exposures).

xScreenSaverUnsetAttributes :: Display -> IO ()Source

XScreenSaverUnsetAttributes instructs the server to discard any previ‐ ous screen saver window attributes set by this client.

xScreenSaverSaverRegister :: Display -> ScreenNumber -> XID -> Atom -> IO ()Source

XScreenSaverRegister stores the given XID in the _SCREEN_SAVER_ID prop‐ erty (of the given type) on the root window of the specified screen. It returns zero if an error is encountered and the property is not changed, otherwise it returns non-zero.

xScreenSaverUnregister :: Display -> ScreenNumber -> IO StatusSource

XScreenSaverUnregister removes any _SCREEN_SAVER_ID from the root win‐ dow of the specified screen. It returns zero if an error is encoun‐ tered and the property is changed, otherwise it returns non-zero.

xScreenSaverGetRegistered :: Display -> ScreenNumber -> XID -> Atom -> IO StatusSource

XScreenSaverGetRegistered returns the XID and type stored in the _SCREEN_SAVER_ID property on the root window of the specified screen. It returns zero if an error is encountered or if the property does not exist or is not of the correct format; otherwise it returns non-zero.

xScreenSaverSuspend :: Display -> Bool -> IO ()Source

XScreenSaverSuspend temporarily suspends the screensaver and DPMS timer if suspend is True, and restarts the timer if suspend is False. This function should be used by applications that don't want the screensaver or DPMS to become activated while they're for example in the process of playing a media sequence, or are otherwise continuously presenting visual information to the user while in a non-interactive state. This function is not intended to be called by an external screensaver application.

If XScreenSaverSuspend is called multiple times with suspend set to True, it must be called an equal number of times with suspend set to False in order for the screensaver timer to be restarted. This request has no affect if a client tries to resume the screensaver with‐ out first having suspended it. XScreenSaverSuspend can thus not be used by one client to resume the screensaver if it's been suspended by another client.

If a client that has suspended the screensaver becomes disconnected from the X server, the screensaver timer will automatically be restarted, unless it's still suspended by another client. Suspending the screensaver timer doesn't prevent the screensaver from being forceably activated with the ForceScreenSaver request, or a DPMS mode from being set with the DPMSForceLevel request.

XScreenSaverSuspend also doesn't deactivate the screensaver or DPMS if either is active at the time the request to suspend them is received by the X server. But once they've been deactivated, they won't automatically be activated again, until the client has canceled the suspension.