Python bindings to the XOSD library

PyOSD is a python module for displaying text on your X display, much like the "On Screen Displays" used on TVs and some monitors.

Download the latest release: pyosd-0.2.14.tar.gz. If you're still using XOSD 1.x, download 0.2.5 instead - the final release for 1.x.

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Why can I display text interactively, but not in a script?

Text is displayed in a different thread, so you need to keep the program running long enough to see the text. Usually this means adding the following function call at the end of your program:


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    >>> import pyosd
    >>> p = pyosd.osd()
    >>> p.set_align(pyosd.ALIGN_CENTER)
    >>> p.display("hello")

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