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Re: Starting X on a second monitor - kludge that works
- From: "Earle F. Philhower III" <earle at ziplabel dot com>
- To: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 21:49:24 -0800
- Subject: Re: Starting X on a second monitor - kludge that works
- Reply-to: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
At 05:38 PM 12/1/2004 +0000, Mark Fisher wrote:
I've been trawling the archives looking for a solution to the
problem of starting Xwin on a second monitor.
The only way I've been able to get this to work is to
use a program that allows you to send the app to a 2nd monitor.
The program in question is UltraMon.
If your second monitor is a different size to your primary, then
no fear, just specify the size of the screen when starting x.
I've just ported xfce4.2 to cygwin, and start it like this:
bash --login -c "/opt/xfce4/bin/startxfce4 -- -nodecoration -screen 0 1280
I'm not familiar with xfce, but why not just add a "-position x y" option to
XWin.exe such that when present and in a root-window mode it'll move the
created window to whatever screen you want (via the absolute Windoze X/Y
position)? That's all the UltraMon app is doing...
-Earle F. Philhower, III
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