Tracking the Pointer using Xlib

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Hi everyone

I am modifying the source code of xzoom - which was written using the low
level Xlib functions - as part of a final year project.
The problem is that I can't get it to track the Pointer outside its own
window.  When the Pointer is inside the xzoom window it tracks it very

I know that it is possible to track the mouse no matter where it moves 
because xeyes does it, but I can't figure out how it does it, even after
looking at the source code.

If anyone has any suggestions as to how I could track the mouse no matter
where it moves on the screen I would love to hear them.  

Moere details can on the project can be found at

PS If you want the source for xeyes I will send it to you.

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