I am looking for a program that can lock the mouse cursor within a specified window on Ubuntu 14.04 (using KDE). Ideally I should be able to enable/disable the locking using a keyboard shortcut.

On Windows 7, I use WMC. It's free, portable, only 56 KB and add an icon tray:

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I am basically looking for an alternative for Ubuntu.

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    Under X11, this is called grabbing the pointer. It's usually the application owning the window that does it (the window grabs the mouse pointer), but it should be possible for another application to do it, since X doesn't really track window owners. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Jul 12 '14 at 7:53
  • My window manager (Sawfish) has this as a built-in function. I presume that you're using Metacity, which is the default window manager on Ubuntu? The distribution is irrelevant here, as with almost every Linux question — what's relevant is which software you want to interoperate with, in this case the window manager or desktop environment. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Jul 12 '14 at 10:59

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