I too do not know what is meant by "windowed mode."
If it means running everything the X11 server displays inside an Aqua
window, i.e., the way MacX works, then I do have a possible use:
I don't use fullscreen mode because I find it's too much trouble to
switch back and forth between X11 and non-X11 apps.
If fullscreen mode could be run inside an Aqua window, then perhaps
switching to and from other non-X11 apps would be easier. Then I
would have the option of running fullscreen. Other than that I can't
think of any reason for another mode.
Last time I tried fullscreen mode (and it has been a long time since
then), the only way to switch out of XDarwin into some other
application was to first do cmd-opt-A, then do yet another keystroke
or mouse click to get to the desired app.
The two-step process is more trouble than I'd like, so I don't run
fullscreen. This in turn limits my choice of window managers because
most, it seems, window managers need to have a root in order to draw
the size and position of windows while resizing or moving windows.
Last year when XFree86/XDarwin was first released, I tried half a
dozen or so window managers, and this was my experience.
At 3:44 PM -0700 5/10/02, Torrey Lyons wrote:
>At 5:49 PM -0400 5/10/02, <mitch@...> wrote:
>>How does one go about starting Xdarwin in a windowed mode as opposed to
>>fullscreen or rootless mode?
>Short answer: One doesn't. XDarwin does not currently support a windowed mode.
>Cute answer: One writes the code to add windowed mode support. :-)
>Seriously though, we have received a request for windowed mode. It
>would be interesting to hear if there are any particular ways in
>which rootless or fullscreen does not meet your needs, but a
>windowed mode would.
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