Ubuntu – How to make the mouse auto-click every 5 seconds


I want to click on something for hours. How can I make a script or use an application so the mouse will auto-click every 5 seconds or less?

Best Answer

Edit: xdotool click --delay 5000 --repeat 200 1

For 200 clicks with mouse

Open terminal, install xdotool

sudo apt-get install xdotool

Also, open the window you want to click side by side with terminal. Select terminal (as active window) and move the mouse over the point where you want to click. In terminal type (try not to move the mouse)

xdotool getmouselocation

You will need the x:XXX and y:YYY (bottom). You can move the mouse from here, but let windows stay where they are. Type

gedit script

Paste the following on gedit (change the XXX and YYY for the numbers you got before)

while [ 1 ]; do
  xdotool mousemove XXX YYY click 1 &
  sleep 5

Save and close it. Then

chmod +x script

To execute it,


To get less, simply change the 5 after sleep to less.

Source: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/lucid/man1/xdotool.1.html and http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=925217

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