Can't resize windows in Cygwin/X 1.12.1
STEVEN SITTSER <ssier <at> msn.com>
2013-07-12 21:40:14 GMT
Until recently I was using Cygwin/X under Cygwin 1.5.18 on Windows XP. The windows displayed by our
in-house X applications had resize borders - I could resize the windows by grabbing an edge.
Now, I am using Cygwin/X 1.12.1 under Cygwin 1.7.14 on Windows XP. Now, the windows displayed by the same
applications have a fixed size - I can't resize them by grabbing the edges. (This is true both when I run
the exact same executables under both Cygwin versions, and when I build the applications separately
under each Cygwin version.)
I've been hoping that there is some sort of configuration setting that controls this behavior, but with
many hours of digging through man pages, web pages, and miscellaneous documentation, I have been unable
to come up with anything. I was thinking maybe something that would go in .Xdefaults, or a command line
parameter for startwxin, etc.
I would like to be able to restore the window behavior to what it was in Cygwin 1.5.18 without making changes
to the source code of our applications. However, if my symptoms imply that we've got something coded
wrong in our applications, then any advice on fixing that would be appreciated. I don't do any XWindows
programming myself (and I'm only just barely familiar with XWindows in general), but I can pass any
information on to those who do.
As a test I ran xclock on an old Sun system via PuTTY under both Cygwin versions. On both the window was
resizable. So, resizable windows do work in that case, at least.
I am (I believe) using the default XWindows setup from my Cygwin installation - that is, the XWindows server
is being started by a shortcut in the Windows "Startup" folder with a target of "C:\cygwin\bin\run.exe
/usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c /usr/bin/startxwin.exe"
Thanks for any help anyone can provide.
- Steven Sittser