Pointer bug in multiwindow mode (native window manager)

Alexander Gottwald alexander.gottwald@s1999.tu-chemnitz.de
Wed Jun 2 11:08:00 GMT 2004

On Wed, 2 Jun 2004, Kris Thielemans wrote:

> > > Using the current Cygwin X Server in multiwindow mode (i.e. Windows
> > > native window manager), I get the X pointer when the mouse is in the
> > > menu, toolbar and scrollbar areas of Gnome applications.  The problem
> > > goes away when I switch to rootless mode and run another window manager,
> > > such as metacity.
> >
> > Window managers normally set a default cursor for a newly created window
> > if the application does not provide one. It seem the internal window
> > manager does not.
> >
> this is a bit a different problem from mine.
> As I already mentioned, occassionally my mouse pointer does not display
> anymore. This then happens for all open and new X-windows. I cannot give
> explicit instructions how to reproduce this, but for example, yesterday it
> happened as follows:
> - start new X server using startxwin.bat (Xwin -multiwindow -clipboard)
> - in the xterm, I typed "cd somedir; emacs&"
> that's it. emacs came up and my (X) pointer disappeared. However, this is
> not reproducible though.
> I have this both on NT 4.0sp6a and XP sp1.
> cygwin-setup says that all my packages are up-to-date, except that I'm still
> using cygwin.dll version 1.5.9-1.

you can run XWin with -logverbose 3 parameter. This will print some debugging 
information to the logfile which may help figuring out why the cursor disappears.
If you encounter the problem another time, please send me your /tmp/XWin.log

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