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A Multi-Cursor X Window Manager Supporting Control Room Collaboration

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June 2004
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Existing window systems have been designed to support a
single user and they are not suitable for control room collaboration. This paper describes how to extend the X-window
system to support multiple simultaneous cursors. In a
collaborative control room environment a multi-cursor X window system can allow multiple users to simultaneously drag,
control and input to windows on a shared display. This
paper discusses the design and implementation of a multi-cursor X window manager. Our early experience at a fusion
control room show that our multi-cursor X window manager
is an e®ective approach to support control room collabora-

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