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Taskbar buttons for remote xterms do not appear
- From: David Thompson <dat1965 dot cygwin at mailnull dot com>
- To: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2012 21:35:17 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Taskbar buttons for remote xterms do not appear
- Reply-to: dat1965 dot cygwin at mailnull dot com
- Reply-to: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
I upgraded Cygwin/X to XWin "1.12.1-1 built 2012-05-02"
and now I'm seeing an annoying problem when starting
remote xterm windows: the taskbar button for the xterm
window does not appear until I give it focus.
1. I start XWin.exe via a desktop shortcut to this
???D:\Devel\Cygwin\bin\run.exe /usr/bin/bash.exe \
-l -c /usr/bin/startxwin.exe
2. My ~/.startxwinrc has these lines:
???nohup xterm -font 10x20 -e /bin/bash \
-l > /dev/null 2>&1 &
which opens a single xterm, after which I then "ssh
remote-server" and set DISPLAY back to my PC and
execute a shell script which starts 36 xterms on
remote-server. (Yes, I start 36 separate xterms,
all carefully positioned to display back to the
4 monitors on my PC.)
The problem is: even though the xterm windows appear
fine, none of the taskbar buttons appear until I
give the xterm window focus.
I was using xorg-server-1.10.0-1 and did not have this
problem until setup.exe upgraded me to 1.12.1.
This is WinXP 32-bit/SP3 running 4 monitors w/FirePro
2450 and w/UltraMon-3.1.0 and w/TaskbarShuffle-2.5 and
TweakUI "Activation follows mouse (X-Mouse)" checked.
All taskbar buttons used to appear just fine with this
setup, the only thing that has changed is Cygwin.
Is this a bug or a configuration issue?
Could someone help me understand how to fix this?
FWIW, I've searched the mailing lists and found this:
[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: xorg-server-1.12.0-2
* The _NET_WM_STATE_SKIP_TASKBAR hint is now
implemented in multiwindow mode
Since I'm using multi-window mode and since these are
network based xterms coming into XWin.exe, and the taskbar
button is not automatically showing with the xterm window,
could this be my problem?
I have no ~/.XWinrc and made no changes to the standard
/etc/X11/system.XWinrc, so perhaps a simple ~/.XWinrc
configuration can fix this?
[I'm still a X11 noob and don't know much about
configuring X; please be gentle.]
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