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Re: how to access and display apps that I've launched
- From: Brian Inglis <Brian dot Inglis at SystematicSw dot ab dot ca>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:14:46 -0600
- Subject: Re: how to access and display apps that I've launched
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- Reply-to: Brian dot Inglis at SystematicSw dot ab dot ca
On 2017-07-23 11:39, mike wrote:
> On 23/07/2017 16:58, Jack wrote:
>> On 2017.07.23 08:32, mike wrote:
>>> I updated my Cywin installation on the 21st or 22nd of July 2017. I run
>>> 32-bit Cygwin/X on 64-bit Win 7 Pro. If I launch the Cygwin Xwin Server I
>>> get the icon at the very top middle of the screen and can then go into the
>>> icons menu and right click on the Cygwin icon and get a list of categories of
>>> applications to run and apparently launch because if I try to launch some and
>>> wait long enough and right click on the aforementioned icon and select quit
>>> it says there are N apps running and do I want to close them. The problem is
>>> that anything I launch through the icons menu doesn't display anywhere and in
>>> particular doesn't appear in the task bar. I have read the FAQ and UG but
>>> can't find what I'm looking for. It definitely seems to me that the
>>> behaviour has changed since before I updated.
>>> Can somebody please tell me what I am doing wrong? I would be very grateful
>>> for any help. Thanks in advance.
>> Are you sure those apps you are trying to launch are actually installed? You
>> could always bring up a Cygwin terminal (not through the X icon) and
>> explicitly "export DISPLAY=0:0" and then try to launch one of the apps from
>> the command line to see any errors.
> All I did was download setup-x86.exe on the 21st, run it and when presented with
> the drop down View list used Pending (by default) and then clicked Next etc. If
> I switch to Up To Date when presented with the drop down View list it does
> indeed show that everything I've tried to run is installed. I must have
> hundreds of packages installed. I did that last year intentionally. I selected
> packages to install by Category and then installed the entire Categories. That's
> what I'm saying all this stuff used to just work and now it just doesn't so I'm
> either completely missing the obvious or else it really seems like something is
> wrong with my installation or the behaviour has changed. If I'm just missing
> the obvious then please just tell me where I'm going wrong.
> I do not want to uninstall everything and then re-install because I have no
> confidence that that will solve the problem. To repeat the Cygwin/X icon is
> there and the menu is there. The packages that I am most immediately interested
> in are the Cygwin Emacs packages which are clearly in the Up To Date list. If
> the packages aren't installed then why would they show up in the menu? If I
> look in C:\cygwin\bin I can see among others emacsclient-nox.exe,
> emacsclient-X11.exe, emacs-nox.exe and emacs-X11.exe so they're installed right?
May have run out of DLL address space.
Run "rebase-trigger full", shut down everything Cygwin, download and run
setup-x86, then check /var/log/setup.log.full for rebase problems.
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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