Can't make XWin on secondary monitor big enough...

Thomas Chadwick
Fri May 19 11:26:00 GMT 2006

If you run XWin --help, you get the following:

>use: X [:<display>] [option]
>-screen scr_num [width height [x y] | [[WxH[+X+Y]][@m]] ]
>	Enable screen scr_num and optionally specify a width and
>	height and initial position for that screen. Additionally
>	a monitor number can be specified to start the server on,
>	at which point, all coordinates become relative to that
>	monitor (Not for Windows NT4 and 95). Examples:
>	 -screen 0 800x600+100+100@2 ; 2nd monitor offset 100,100 size 800x600
>	 -screen 0 1024x768@3        ; 3rd monitor size 1024x768
>	 -screen 0 @1 ; on 1st monitor using its full resolution (the default)

BTW - I didn't say so in my OP, but I also tried "XWin -screen 0 @1", which 
is suggested above, and that only got me a 1024x768 windowed XWin on the 
secondary monitor.


>From: "Soong, SylokeJ" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: RE: Can't make XWin on secondary monitor big enough...
>Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 17:01:23 -0400
>Isn't the command somewhat like this? ...
>XWin -screen 0 1000 768 blah blah
>I have yet to reach to the point in the cygwin/x docs
>where it allows the command with options such as
>-screen 0 1600x1200@2 .
>Are we allowed to specify arguments of this
>option this way?
>(I'm not too prone to reading user docs/guides
>  until I get into trouble).
>My actual command is
>XWin -screen 0 1900 1400 -multiplemonitors -emulate3buttons -scrollbars  
>-clipboard -silent-dup-error
>I believe multiplemonitors option allows cyg/x
>to recognise the second monitor and to allow you
>to move your cyg/x window to the second monitor,
>which I always do.
>I needed the scrollbars option for reasons I
>cannot clearly recall. Without the option, I seem
>to recall I could not
>stretch cyg/x window to the extremities of my
>large second monitor without maximizing the window.
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>  -----Original Message-----
>  From:
>  []On Behalf Of Thomas Chadwick
>  Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 3:42 PM
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>  Subject: Can't make XWin on secondary monitor big enough...
>  I've got a Thinkpad with a 1024x768 LCD screen connected to a 21" CRT
>  monitor which I've enabled as a secondary monitor at 1600x1200
>  resolution.
>  I'd like to run XWin in windowed mode on the secondary monitor
>  and take up
>  the full resolution.  However, try as I might, I can't make
>  XWin any bigger
>  than 1024x768 on the secondary monitor.  Here are the obvious
>  command-lines
>  I've tried:
>  XWin -screen 0 1600x1200@2
>  This results in a 1024x768 windowed XWin on the secondary monitor
>  XWin -screen 0 @2 -fullscreen
>  This results in a 1024x768 fullscreen XWin on the primary monitor
>  Any ideas?
>  -Tom
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