Feature Request: Registry / winecfg entry for launching an application in a wineexplorer window

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 05:23:55 CDT 2008

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 3:39 AM, Scott Ritchie <scott at open-vote.org> wrote:
> I have a few full screen applications that I'd like to run contained in
>  small windows.  Currently, in order to run them this way, I have to
>  either open winecfg and set a virtual desktop or launch the application
>  on the terminal with: wine explorer /desktop=name,1024x768 app.exe
>  What I'd like is something that does this for me similar to app
>  defaults.  That way I could run the application by double clicking it
>  (or from the shortcut in the start menu) and have it contained in the
>  window I want.
>  Ideally I'd be able to enable this setting from a right
>  click->properties menu, however that work isn't necessarily needed
>  within Wine other than support for modifying this new key using
>  something like reg.exe on the terminal.
>  It seems like it'd be fairly simple to implement, too.  Any thoughts?
>  Thanks,
>  Scott Ritchie

There was a similar request in a  bug a few weeks ago. Someone made
the comment that  since Windows's explorer doesn't support this, we
can't, even though running it on a per-app basis  with the 'wine
explorer /desktop=name,1024x768 app.exe" workaround allows it to work.
I asked for an explanation in the bug, but received no response (I
can't find the bug off hand, I'll keep looking).

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