[winswitch] Enabling Shadowing mode

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Thu Jan 9 16:55:34 GMT 2014

On 09/01/14 23:43, J.L.M. wrote:
> I can't seem to get shadowing mode to work. From what I'm reading,
Can you point me to what you are reading so we are on the same page?
(it looks like it may need clarifying or updating)
>  if the
> application is using xpra, then it should just be available, but I do not
> see it in the menu. I can only send from one computer to the other. I'm
> running CentOS 6.5 64 bit and Windows XP.
You can "shadow" an existing display, but not a seamless application
running through xpra.
xpra supports multiple clients connected simultaneously to the same
server, but this feature is experimental, not well tested, and not
available via winswitch at present.
> What I would really like is to just send one window of a multi-window
> application, but if that is not supported, then shadowing is fine, where I
> will minimize one window on one computer, and minimize the other window on
> the other computer.
Even with the current "multi-client" experimental code, this is not
going to work: as soon as one of the clients minimizes a window, it will
no longer be displayed on the other.
This is the most pressing item on the ticket for this feature request:
It shouldn't particularly difficult to implement, but multi-client
support isn't a high priority at the moment.


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