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Re: resolution smaller than application
- From: Mordechai_Pniel at contractor dot amat dot com
- To: pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu
- Cc: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 21:29:24 +0200
- Subject: Re: resolution smaller than application
- Reply-to: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
Command failed with error:
$ cygstart XWin :0 -screen 0 1280 1024 -scrollbars -query %REMOTE_HOST%
cygstart: bad argument -screen: unknown option
typing only the cygstart command it returns the fllowing:
Usage: cygstart [-a STRING] [-d STRING] [--hide] [--maximize] [--minimize]
[--restore] [--show] [--showmaximized] [--showminimized]
[--showminnoactive] [--showna] [--shownoactivate] [--shownormal]
[--usage] [--version] [--license] [--reference] [OPTION]... FILE
Igor Pechtchanski <email@example.com>
Please respond to cygwin-xfree
To: Mordechai Pniel/AME/CNTR/APPLIED MATERIALS@AMAT
Subject: Re: resolution smaller than application
Yuk, top posting... Reformatted.
On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, Mordechai_Pniel wrote:
> > Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha@XX.XXX.XXX>
> > 24/01/2005 18:26
> > Please respond to cygwin-xfree
<http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PCYMTNQREAIYR>. This *is* possible even in
Lotus Notes (at least it is in R6). Also, please make sure your mailer
respects the Reply-To header.
> > On Mon, 24 Jan 2005, mpniel wrote:
> > > My Windows Xp resolution is smaller than the real Xwindows
> > > resolution that i am running.
> > > So i get only a section of the Xwindows screen application.
> > > Is it possible to
[inserted cases and notes below]
> > > a) get all the real Xwindows screen on my Windows XP?
[IP: with scrollbars]
> > > b) or at least to pan with the mouse in order to see the hidden
> > > parts of the big screen?
> > > c) or to scale the real Xwindows size to my WIndows Xp size?
Just to be clear: c) is not possible with pure Cygwin/X. I don't think
there is any code that does b) either. That leaves a), which is what I've
been implying you can achieve.
> > How are you invoking XWin? Do you use the startxwin.sh script? If
> > XWin is invoked in multi-window mode, which uses the Windows screen as
> > X screen. Try invoking XWin directly, and giving it the -screen
> > (see the man page for instructions on specifying the screen size), and
> > -scrollbars to allow resizing/scrolling.
> I run the file startxwin.bat. The coomand I run is the following:
BTW, what is the size of your X application? When you imply that it
doesn't fit on the XP screen, and then say that you set your X window size
to be the same as your XP screen, it's pretty confusing...
I'm going to assume for the rest of this message that your X application
> run XWin :0 -screen 0 1024x768@1 -scrollbars -query %REMOTE_HOST%
-nodecoration -lesspointer -clipboard
I'm not sure this is the right syntax for the -screen parameter... Try
"-screen 0 1280 1024". Also, the -nodecoration may screw up the
scrollbars (but, IIRC, run hides the root window unless -nodecoration is
specified, so you'll have to switch to "start" or "cygstart").
> My current WindowsXp screen resolution is 1024x768 .
So, to summarize, try
cygstart XWin :0 -screen 0 1280 1024 -scrollbars -query %REMOTE_HOST%
and see if you get a big enough window for your X app with scrollbars.
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