problem with xemacs 21.4.20

Weigert, Thomas
Mon Sep 10 04:13:00 GMT 2007

Sorry, I found a workaround to my question. There is an option --hide to
cygstart that avoids that shell window.

So I created a shortcut that invokes xemacs via cygstart --hide, as in
C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --login -c 'cygstart --hide /c/cygwin/bin/xemacs'

Cheers, Th.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Weigert, Thomas
> Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2007 10:44 PM
> To: ''
> Cc: Weigert, Thomas
> Subject: problem with xemacs 21.4.20
> Up to now I had been using xemacs-21.4.13. That release had a big
> advantage over the current release:
> When starting xemacs by double clicking the executable it used to
start up
> without leaving a shell window behind. But 21.4.20 opens up a shell
> and then starts up xemacs from there, leaving the shell window open,
> cluttering the desktop and the taskbar. However, this shell window is
> usable, as xemacs is not running in the background there and cannot be
> sent to the background. This also happens when using cygstart to fire
> xemacs.
> Any suggestions of not having that window around would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Thanks, Th.

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