wine explorer /desktop=Title,0x0 app.exe for fullscreen?

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at
Mon Jul 12 20:31:20 CDT 2010

Charles Davis wrote:
> On Jul 11, 2010, at 10:01 PM, James McKenzie wrote:
>> This won't work until Apple/MacQuartz
> You mean XQuartz, right?
Correct.  Add MacPorts to this as they distribute XQuartz as an 
installable product.  My confusion here...
>> builds an xrandr that works and works properly.  The fact that Notepad/Regedit/Winecfg work is purely accidental and may break at any time.
> No, they work because they don't have to change the screen resolution.
> In general, any app that only creates windows and doesn't need to change the screen resolution will work just fine without a virtual desktop under XQuartz. Only apps that need to change the screen resolution (like full-screen games) need XRandR (or a virtual desktop).
Thank you for the clarification.  So, a program that does creates its 
own 'window' would also work as well?  That explains why eSword works 
fullscreen.  Something like Quake4 as delivered for Windows would not as 
it wants to change the screen resolution.

Makes sense now.  Just is XRandR is a big missing piece from X11 for the 
Mac right now.

James McKenzie

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