Problem with Run.exe to start xwin.exe

Alexander Gottwald
Tue Dec 14 14:55:00 GMT 2004

On Tue, 14 Dec 2004, Martin Gill wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm having problem starting xwin using the startxwin batch file.
> When I run xwin from the file with
> run xwin
> the systray icon appears, and everything seems to work, but I don't see 
> my x desktop.
> If i run xwin from a command prompt using run, i get the same behaviour, 
> but if I run win without the run command the window appears correctly. 
> The only time i've managed to get xwin to start showing me an x desktop 
> is to run it with the -fullscreen switch, but that;s not how i want it.
> I had assumed the window as just off the screen to start with, but I 
> could not find it all using any means. I also checked the registry 
> incase it had entries for initial window placement, but i couldn't find any.
> I'm stumped. Anyone seen this before and have any ideas?

This is a known problem with run.exe. It does not only hide the console window,
it hides the mainwindow too. Use -nodecoration instead. A few days ago a link 
to a programs which works better was posted. You can try this too.

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