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Re: [K12OSN] interesting way to use Cygwin/X



Is there a way to get GNOME to give you the
applications menu by right-clicking on the desktop? 
(Like the way it works in XFCE, IceWM, and others)

-Rob

--- Les Mikesell <les futuresource com> wrote:

> You can use Cygwin/X under windows in both -query
> mode to get what
> appears to be a singe MS window containing a
> complete Linux desktop
> or in -multiwindow mode to get single apps, each in
> what appears to
> be it's own independent MS window.   However I just
> noticed what happens
> if you run nautilus in -multiwindow mode: You get a
> window containing
> your desktop minus the task bars and menus, but
> still having the ability
> to start programs by double-clicking on any launcher
> icons - and they
> start in independent windows.  So, if you do a
> normal login and drag
> the icons that you want use from the gnome menu onto
> the desktop, then
> from a cygwin bash shell on the windows box:
> 
> export DISPLAY=:0
> Xwin -multiwindow -clipboard &
> ssh -Y server 
>   log in..
>   nautilus &
> 
> a Linux desktop window should open and icons and
> folders should work as
> you expect, except that now they run in independent
> MS windows that
> mix with native apps and you can cut and past text
> among them. If you
> forgot a launcher you can still right-mouse on the
> desktop, open a
> terminal and type the program name.  If you want,
> you can minimize
> the Linux desktop and leave the apps open on your MS
> desktop.
> 
> This may not help if your goal is to eliminate
> windows, but it's
> a handy approach while the systems have to co-exist.
>  You just have
> to clean up after nautilus' habit of opening a new
> window for
> every location if you browse around much.
> 
> -- 
>    Les Mikesell
>      les futuresource com
> 
> 
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