how to access and display apps that I've launched

Ken Brown
Sun Jul 23 22:46:00 GMT 2017

On 7/23/2017 8:32 AM, mike wrote:
> Hi
> I updated my Cywin installation on the 21st or 22nd of July 2017.  I run 
> 32-bit Cygwin/X on 64-bit Win 7 Pro.  If I launch the Cygwin Xwin Server 
> I get the icon at the very top middle of the screen and can then go into 
> the icons menu and right click on the Cygwin icon and get a list of 
> categories of applications to run and apparently launch because if I try 
> to launch some and wait long enough and right click on the 
> aforementioned icon and select quit it says there are N apps running and 
> do I want to close them.  The problem is that anything I launch through 
> the icons menu doesn't display anywhere and in particular doesn't appear 
> in the task bar.  I have read the FAQ and UG but can't find what I'm 
> looking for.  It definitely seems to me that the behaviour has changed 
> since before I updated.

Yes, there was a change about two years ago.  I suspect you have a 
.startxwinrc that uses fbpanel instead of xwin-xdg-menu.  See


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