How come individual applications can't be put on a virtual desktop in winecfg?

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Wed Apr 11 15:35:27 CDT 2007

Scott Ritchie <scott at> writes:

> On Wed, 2007-04-11 at 11:14 +0000, L. Rahyen wrote:
>> 	Very simple. Run your application like this:
>> wine explorer /desktop=MyDesktopName,640x480 myprogram.exe
> So why doesn't winecfg let me do this?  ;)

Because it wouldn't do what you want, since an app inherits the
desktop of its parent; so the behavior has to be dependent on how you
launch the app, not on the exe name.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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