wmctrl not working with cygwin-x and no root window

Gulliver Smith gulliver.m.smith@gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 01:52:00 GMT 2018


Latest cygwin on Windows 10.

% wmctrl -l
Cannot get client list properties.
(_NET_CLIENT_LIST or _WIN_CLIENT_LIST)

I'm running cygwin x with no root window to better integrate with my
windows desktop.

I'm guessing that this error is due to the fact that there is no root
window so the C code doesn't have an object that has a
_NET_CLIENT_LIST or _WIN_CLIENT_LIST).

However, xwininfo can find the windows without any problems. Is there
an alternative to wmctrl, or a workaround?

Thanks
Gulliver

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