xcb_set_selection_owner - Man Page

Sets the owner of a selection


#include <xcb/xproto.h>

Request function

xcb_void_cookie_t xcb_set_selection_owner(xcb_connection_t *conn, xcb_window_t owner, xcb_atom_t selection, xcb_timestamp_t time);

Request Arguments


The XCB connection to X11.


The new owner of the selection.

The special value XCB_NONE means that the selection will have no owner.


The selection.


Timestamp to avoid race conditions when running X over the network.

The selection will not be changed if time is earlier than the current last-change time of the selection or is later than the current X server time. Otherwise, the last-change time is set to the specified time.

The special value XCB_CURRENT_TIME will be replaced with the current server time.


Makes window the owner of the selection selection and updates the last-change time of the specified selection.

TODO: briefly explain what a selection is.

Return Value

Returns an xcb_void_cookie_t. Errors (if any) have to be handled in the event loop.

If you want to handle errors directly with xcb_request_check instead, use xcb_set_selection_owner_checked. See xcb-requests(3) for details.



selection does not refer to a valid atom.

See Also

xcb-requests(3), xcb_set_selection_owner(3)


Generated from xproto.xml. Contact xcb@lists.freedesktop.org for corrections and improvements.

Referenced By


The man page xcb_set_selection_owner_checked(3) is an alias of xcb_set_selection_owner(3).

libxcb 1.13.1 X Version 11 XCB Requests