Extra window when starting xwin

Alexander Gottwald alexander.gottwald@s1999.tu-chemnitz.de
Fri Oct 15 12:38:00 GMT 2004

On Fri, 15 Oct 2004, Dr. Michael N. Lipp wrote:

> Hi,
> I just updated cygwin including xfree. I have a link on my desktop that 
> points to "wxin.exe -query ...". When I double clicked on this before 
> the upgrade, I simply got my X-Server. Now I additionally get a window 
> with log messages; if I close it, the X-Server disappears as well.
> It is very annoying to have this extra window. Is there any way to avoid 
> it being opened? I have looked for "-silent" "-quiet", tried to 
> explicitly specify a -logfile, no success...

The X-startup-scripts package includes /usr/X11R6/bin/run which hides the console
window. Edit your link

c:/cygwin/usr/X11R6/bin/run.exe XWin.exe -query ... -nodecoration

You will most likely need the -nodecoration because run does hide the normal XWin 
window too. This is a small bug which I've not been able to track down until now.

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