X server with multiple Windows desktops

Jon TURNEY jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Fri Nov 19 13:31:00 GMT 2010

On 16/11/2010 20:37, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:
> I'm running this program to give myself multiple Windows (7) desktops:
>   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc817881.aspx
>   Desktops 1.01
>   Copyright (c) 2006-2010 Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell
>   Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com
> I started the Cygwin X server on the 1st desktop, but then tried to
> open a new Xterm from the 2nd desktop.  It of course landed on the
> first one.
> Is there any way for the X server to recognize these as four different
> desktops, so I could, for example, open an Xterm explicitly on a given
> desktop, for example:
>    xterm -display localhost:0.1

>From reading the description of how that works, I would guess you should be
able to start an instance of the X server with a different display number in
each virtual desktop.

e.g. in your 2nd desktop, start X (however you do that) with :1, and then use
xterm -display :1 to connect to it.

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