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Author Topic: Wine, Multiple Displays, and Black Edges/Borders/Bars...  (Read 1286 times)

ewemoa

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Wine, Multiple Displays, and Black Edges/Borders/Bars...
« on: April 15, 2013, 01:31:18 AM »
Testing out Wine here and encountered a "visual" problem.

When I have multiple displays enabled, starting up applications via Wine can result in black edges/borders/bars (along the bottom and/or right side of an application's window (at least on the larger display):

two-black-edges.pngWine, Multiple Displays, and Black Edges/Borders/Bars...

Actually, where the black areas appear seems to match what would be the edges of the smaller display if its top-left corner were aligned with the top-left corner of the larger display.

Some work-arounds seem to be:

  • Disabling displays so that only one is active
  • Enable "Emulate a virtual desktop" via winecfg
  • Launch an application in a virtual desktop (e.g. wine explorer /desktop=atitle,1920x1080 path-to-program.exe)

(The last two are mentioned in the WineHQ FAQ: "How do I get Wine to launch an application in a virtual desktop?")

Anyone encountered this and come up with a better fix?
« Last Edit: April 15, 2013, 01:38:26 AM by ewemoa »

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Re: Wine, Multiple Displays, and Black Edges/Borders/Bars...
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 03:02:19 AM »
On a related note, came across a handy alternative invocation:

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wine explorer /desktop=root path-to-program.exe

via:

  http://www.winehq.org/pipermail/wine-devel/2010-July/084921.html