World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0003235954
Reproduction Date:

Title: Xeyes  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


xeyes is a graphical computer program showing two googly eyes which follow the cursor movements on the screen as if they were watching it. According to the X Window System manual page, it was initially written by Jeremy Huxtable for the NeWS system and presented at the SIGGRAPH conference in 1988. It was then ported to X11 by Keith Packard.[1] Its popularity is due to its having been run by default at the startup of the GUI in many installations. OS/2 Warp comes with xeyes by default as well.

Many similar programs have been developed for X and other systems, such as Windows and Java.

The manual pages of xeyes typically claim tongue-in-cheek that the program reports the user's activities to an unspecified “Boss”.


External links

  • "Web link. Retrieved 2012-06-12. Jeremy Huxtable's 1988 version in NeWS Postscript
  • Source repository for current version of xeyes
  • Xeyes in Javascript
  • XEyes for Windows, ReactOS and Wine
  • Gnome Eyes, a clone for the Gnome Panel
  • LookAtMe! is a step forward making the eyes follow the user (camera vision), not the mouse pointer
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.