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RE: Can't make XWin on secondary monitor big enough...

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 secondary monitor.


From: "Soong, SylokeJ" <>
To: <>
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 -clipboard -silent-dup-error

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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-----Original Message----- From: []On Behalf Of Thomas Chadwick Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 3:42 PM To: 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 resolution. 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 command-lines 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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