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Re: X windows behavior

I believe you'll find this is the default behavior with Windows XP and
Windows 7 as well.  In my experience, the issue is that windows
"remember" where they were last, and reopen there.  Thus if you had
Firefox open in the secondary monitor, reboot (without the secondary
monitor), and reopen Firefox, it will reopen on the secondary monitor
- and you won't see it.



On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 9:26 PM, Lukas Haase <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I use Cygwin/X on a laptop using a docking station (with the external
> monitor the primary display). Cygwin behaves very nasty in two ways:
> 1.) When two monitors are connected, new windows always open on the
> secondary monitor. I have to move all of them manually back to my
> primary monitor :( Is there a way to avoid this?
> 2.) When not docked, the secondary monitor seems to be used
> "implicitely": Some new windows are not visible. Then I realize they are
> "hidden" and I can (manually) drag them back to the main monitor. Also,
> the "Exiting Cygwin/X"? dialog seems to be opened in an invisible,
> virtual area: I just do not see this dialog. Only when I dock the next
> time, I see that this windows actually pops up in the second monitor.
> Thanks,
> Luke
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