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

Vitaliy Margolen wine-devel at kievinfo.com
Mon Apr 14 21:11:41 CDT 2008

Austin English wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 7:34 AM, Chris Robinson <chris.kcat at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  IIRC, the problem is you can't have two Wine processes using two different
>>  desktops. Try this: start an app without virtual desktop and leave it
>>  running, run winecfg and turn on virtual desktop (make sure to click Apply),
>>  then try to start another app. It won't use a virtual desktop.
> Terminal one:
> $ rm -rf ~/.wine
> $ wine notepad
> Terminal two:
> $ winecfg # enable virtual desktop
> $ winemine # doesn't go in virtual desktop
> $ wine explorer /desktop=name,1024x768 winemine # goes in virtual desktop
That's by design when you change configuration via winecfg it applies to 
"default" desktop only. And if it's already active (desktop for your 
notepad) it won't just become virtual desktop. When you using "name" that 
creates separate desktop with that name and requested parameters.


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