kt flip chip - 2006-01-04

i have an application for ripperX that requires unattended operation without a mouse... im trying to run the *clicked* callback functions of the Scan, Go, Exit etc. buttons without actually having a mouse click...i start a 1-second timer gtk_timer_add() right before the gtk_main() and i get the timer function to run during gtk_main() .....but dont know how to get a reference to the buttons within the timer function so i can run the proper callback routine.... this newbie appriciates any help :-)