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Re: XWin Server starting everything offscreen


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Mark A. Ziesemer wrote:
> However, it seems that some part of this (the XWin window manager?) is getting
> confused by the multi-monitor window geometry.  I have 2 monitors, 1280x1024,
> with the primary on the right and the secondary on the left.  When starting,
> the "X" taskbar button and tray icon appear, but no window is visible.  I did
> find that it's hiding off to the right, and can be moved back by right-clicking
> on the taskbar, choosing move, then using a combination of the mouse and arrow
> keys (neither works independently).  While this may be a quick fix, the same
> happens for every additional program opened, and every time I restart I have to
> repeat this all again.

http://x.cygwin.com/docs/faq/cygwin-x-faq.html#q-multihead

> I tried replacing the "-multiwindow" with "-multiplemonitors".  While this
> eliminates the offscreen issue, it eliminates the individual taskbar buttons
> which would be very nice to have.  The screen is also still then seen as one
> "large" screen, where everything still tends to center across the monitor
> divide.  Additionally, items like the taskbar on the primary monitor cause an
> equal void to appear on the secondary monitor, as it is just one continuous
> area that must fit on both screens.

The -multiwindow and -multiplemonitors options are not mutually exclusive.

> (Could this be related to the WindowsWM extension currently being disabled?)

Not AFAIK.


Yaakov
Cygwin/X
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