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Re: extending desktop to a second monitor
- From: Jonathan Arnold <jdarnold at buddydog dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2006 08:29:50 -0400
- Subject: Re: extending desktop to a second monitor
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Fabrizio Salvatore wrote:
I run cygwin on my Windows XP laptop and I now have a second monitor
that I use to extend my desktop. Although I can use both monitors
without any problem with Windows, when I run cygwin I noticed the
following: when I open a new xterm, this will always be open on my
laptop's monitor and when I move it to the other monitor I can type
everything without any problem on the login window, but if I launch for
example xemacs, I can write on the xemacs window only if I put it on the
laptop's monitor: when I move it to the extenal monitor I can see it,
but I cannot type on it or for instance close it. I have noticed the
same also when I launch other applications (ROOT, for example). Is this
because cygwin only recognizes my laptop's monitor as the Windows
terminal ? If so, is there a way to tell cygwin to 'extend' the Windows
terminal to the external monitor, when this is present ?
1] You must be talking about Cygwin/X, so your question might be better
of directed to that mailing list.
2] It worked just fine for me on my dual monitor set up, at least opening
up various X windows. I don't use xemacs but rather GNU emacs, so I'm not sure
what the problem might be.
3] As Cygwin/X is sort of an orphan package, you might look into the Xming package,
as found at http://www.straightrunning.com
Jonathan Arnold http://www.buddydog.org
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