cygwin + xwin in win7 as unprivileged user?

Csaba Raduly
Mon Oct 11 07:56:00 GMT 2010

On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 7:31 PM, davidstvz wrote:
> In any case, XWin is not crashing per se, instead when I type "exit" from
> the initial xterminal and exit cygwin (or press the windows close button) it
> remains running in the background.  So to open it again, I have to first
> terminate it from the task manager which I suppose qualifies as a crash.

That's rather heavy-handed. You don't have to kill the X server to get
a new xterm. There are two separate entities here: the X server (whose
visible presence is the tray icon) and the xterm client with its
visible window. The X server startup just has this convenience feature
that allows you to have a terminal window right away. On my machine
I've disabled this; the X server is started at logon and I launch
terminal windows when I need them, from desktop shortcuts.

Check the right-click menu of the X server: there should be a sub-menu
called "Applications", which should contain a menu item to launch an
xterm. This would remove the need to stop and relaunch the X server.

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