Can't make XWin on secondary monitor big enough...
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
>From: "Soong, SylokeJ" <SSoong@ALLEGROMICRO.com>
>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
>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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> 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
> 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
> 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?
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