Proper way to run emacs from desktop

Jon Turney
Thu Nov 2 16:29:00 GMT 2017

On 01/11/2017 21:57, David Karr wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 12:57 PM, Ken Brown <> wrote:
>> On 11/1/2017 1:08 PM, David Karr wrote:
>>> I install Cygwin every couple of years and then use it continuously
>>> without updates between those installations.  I installed it on a new
>>> laptop today, and I'm trying to work through issues.
>>> The current issue is running Emacs from the desktop.
>>> I had a shortcut working for a long time that does the following:
>>> -------------
>>> C:\cygwin64\bin\run2.exe --display /usr/local/bin/emacs.xml
>>> -------------

Just '--display :0.0' is probably better, as it won't stop working when 
the Xserver is run without '-listen tcp'...

>>> The "run2" application doesn't appear to exist.  I checked my notes,
>>> and I can't tell whether I installed this from somewhere else the last
>>> time I did this.
>> Just install the run2 package.  It's still available.
> Ok.  I find the search facility in setup somewhat confusing.  I
> couldn't find it before. I found it now, and I've installed it.

You can also search using e.g.

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