[PD] [cyclone/MouseState] not working with the Kiosk Plugin on Linux

Ingo ingo at miamiwave.com
Thu Jun 3 18:00:13 CEST 2021

Thanks, Alexandre!

I'll check out [else/button].

Is it working with Pd 0.49?


You had mentioned that some stuff in else is not working with the older Pd version.

I cannot update my Pd at the moment.


I might want to try the latest cyclone since my version is already 2 years old.


[MouseState] on it's own has been working for 10 years perfectly and stops working as soon as I activate the kisok mode.

If I disable kiosk it works again. Strange - I wonder what causes it.

Maybe the latest cyclone version has the issue fixed already.





From: Alexandre Torres Porres [mailto:porres at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2021 1:48 PM
To: Ingo
Cc: Pd list
Subject: Re: [PD] [cyclone/MouseState] not working with the Kiosk Plugin on Linux


> Alternatively, is there a button that registers momentary

> mouse pressing and releasing with a "1" and "0 "?




ps1. I hope I can add this feature to toggle => https://github.com/pure-data/pure-data/issues/1040


ps2. what version(s) of cyclone did you try? Is it working on its own and fails only in conjunction to the kiosk plugin?




Em qua., 2 de jun. de 2021 às 14:13, Ingo <ingo at miamiwave.com <mailto:ingo at miamiwave.com> > escreveu:

I was wondering if anybody else is having trouble with [cyclone/MouseState] when the kiosk plugin is running.

It's not working anymore here with Debian.


I have made myself an alternative with [hid] but it's not 100% reliable.


[MouseState] was the only left mouse button recognition that always worked with absolutely every mouse and touch screen.

Especially with multiple devices like a mouse and a touch screen at the same time - there was never a problem.


With [hid] the mouse is recognized 90-95% of the time but not always. After unplugging and reconnecting it works.

When I'm having two devices at the same time chances that one of them doesn't work after starting up increases.


I'm monitoring /dev/input/ and see if mouse0 or mouse1 is present and if yes I check for the hid ID which works perfectly.

But [hid] sometimes simply doesn't open the mouse. [hid] only works with the numbers like [open 7(.

[open mouse( or [open mouse1( or [open mouse 1( does not do anything.


Does anyone know how to get [cyclone/MouseState] to work with the kisok plugin?


Alternatively, is there a button that registers momentary mouse pressing and releasing with a "1" and "0 "?

This means not a switch like [toggle] that needs clicking twice for on / off (1 / 0 )!


I couldn't find anything.


I have buttons that change their function when being pressed briefly or being held for 2 seconds.




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