So I'm working on a project with my pi4 where I use a touch foil for interaction. It behaves just like a regular mouse but without the cursor. So to set the foil up correctly I need an application to show me the current location of the users input (via touch) or a method to show the mouse cursor all the time.


  • If you boot into a GUI on the rpi4, isn't the mouse cursor shown by default? Or are you looking for a command line application? May 24, 2022 at 8:13
  • with the touch foil plugged in the cursor is not displayed.
    – z0ki
    May 24, 2022 at 14:23

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You could look into evtest-qt, it is:

... a simple input device tester for Linux, it is analogous to the evtest command line tool, but with a Qt based GUI. It provides a list of attached input devices and displays which axis and buttons are pressed.

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  • thank you very much, that's exactly what I was looking for!
    – z0ki
    Jun 6, 2022 at 11:37

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