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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
- Cc: Greywolf <greywolf at starwolf dot com>, harry at hgac dot com
- Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:49:05 -0500
- Subject: Re: X Windows disappearing/unmapping (Win10 + 3rd party virtual desktops)
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- References: <55D1A466 dot 8060408 at starwolf dot com> <55D2CCAE dot 8040704 at starwolf dot com> <55D62628 dot 3000506 at dronecode dot org dot uk>
This XWin works perfectly for me now with Dexpot.
I renamed my 'mywechsel.ini' file, restarted Dexpot, and then launched
the XWin (64bit) that you linked to here and my X11 windows are *not*
disappearing on desktop changes. :)
On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 2:10 PM, Jon TURNEY <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 18/08/2015 07:11, Greywolf wrote:
>> I have a workaround and I apologise for blaming it on cygwin. I think
>> it's how the unmapping is handled by the desktop manager.
> Thanks for reporting this issue.
> It seems that a change in 1.17.2-1 had the unintended side-effect of
> breaking working with VirtuaWin and Dexpot (windows which were hidden when
> switching to another virtual desktop become lost)
> While this can probably be worked-around in the virtual desktop software
> configuration, I'd like to try to fix it.
> I've built a snapshot with a potential fix. Perhaps you could try that and
> see if it improves things for you?
>> On 15.08.17 02:07, Greywolf 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.
> Jon TURNEY
> Volunteer Cygwin/X X Server maintainer
Nem W Schlecht
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