Starting wine virtual desktop minimized

Austin English austinenglish at
Mon Jan 2 10:31:21 CST 2017

On Jan 2, 2017 9:46 AM, "Alexandre Julliard" <julliard at> wrote:

Austin English <austinenglish at> writes:

> Howdy,
> I'm looking for a way to start a virtual desktop and have it be
> minimized, similar to:
> wine start /min notepad
> But for the desktop itself. My goal is to be able to run
> winetest/winetricks-test/etc. with minimal graphical interface if I'm
> using the machine myself.

Your window manager probably has an option for this, otherwise you
should be able to use xdotool once the window is created. I expect that
a number of tests will fail in minimized mode though.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

Thanks. I was looking for something scriptable. I am mostly concerned about
winetricks-test and CMD windows, less so with winetest.
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