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Re: X Windows disappearing/unmapping (Win10 + 3rd party virtual desktops)
- From: Nem W Schlecht <nemws1 at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:54:13 -0500
- Subject: Re: X Windows disappearing/unmapping (Win10 + 3rd party virtual desktops)
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- References: <55D1A466 dot 8060408 at starwolf dot com>
I had this same problem with Dexpot and found a solution. Please see
On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 4:07 AM, Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
> setup 2.871
> X11 1.17.2 (x86_64-unknown-cygwin);
> package version 1.17.2-1 built 2015-07-09
> xterm 318-1
> 3rd party virtual desktop managers - have tried with
> - dexpot 1.6
> - virtuawin 4.3
> WHAT HAPPENS:
> 1. I start mintty, which starts bash.
> 2. I start an X server; DISPLAY=:0
> 3. I start an xterm on the local host, to $DISPLAY.
> 4. I switch to another desktop on the desktop manager.
> 5. I return to that window, and the xterm window vanishes.
> - the processes bound to the window are still running,
> as is the xterm itself.
> 6. I see no way to access or return the window to the desktop.
> * even winlister no longer can access the window handle.
> The window just hops off the deep end, never to be seen again,
> but everything connected with that window remains present.
> The only desktop manager it works with is the one that comes with Win10,
> but that lacks some features; notably, the ability to directly access a
> desktop with a keystroke. It is just not a viable alternative.
> WHY I AM SUBMITTING THIS AS A CYGWIN BUG:
> Because this happens as a result of using at least two different
> non-microsoft desktop managers, and ONLY X11-based applications
> are vanishing (xterm plus, as a test, xfd).
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Nem W Schlecht
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