Xming Configuration Settings

 

The Xming options are located in the help file:

To access the help file put the following into the run dialog box

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Xming\Xming.exe"  -help

 
Welcome to the Xming X Server
Vendor: Colin Harrison
Release: 6.9.0.31
FreeType2: 2.3.4
Contact: http://sourceforge.net/forum/?group_id=156984
Xming was started with the following command line…
C:\Program Files (x86)\Xming\Xming.exe :0 -clipboard -rootless
-screen 0 800×600 -help

ddxProcessArgument – Initializing default screens
winInitializeDefaultScreens – w 1680 h 1050
winInitializeDefaultScreens – Returning
ddxProcessArgument – screen – Found “WxD” arg
Usage…
Xming [:<display-number>] [option]
-a #                   mouse acceleration (pixels)
-ac                    disable access control restrictions
-audit int             set audit trail level
-auth file             select authorization file
-br                    create root window with black background
+bs                    enable any backing store support
-bs                    disable any backing store support
-c                     turns off key-click
c #                    key-click volume (0-100)
-cc int                default color visual class
-co file               color database file
-core                  generate core dump on fatal error
-dpi int               screen resolution in dots per inch
-deferglyphs [none|all|16] defer loading of [no|all|16-bit] glyphs
-f #                   bell base (0-100)
-fc string             cursor font
-fn string             default font name
-fp string             default font path
-help                  prints message with these options
-I                     ignore all remaining arguments
-logo                  enable logo in screen saver
nologo                 disable logo in screen saver
-nolisten string       don’t listen on protocol
-noreset               don’t reset after last client exists
-reset                 reset after last client exists
-p #                   screen-saver pattern duration (minutes)
-pn                    accept failure to listen on all ports
-nopn                  reject failure to listen on all ports
-r                     turns off auto-repeat
r                      turns on auto-repeat
-render [default|mono|gray|color] set render color alloc policy
-s #                   screen-saver timeout (minutes)
-sp file               security policy file
-su                    disable any save under support
-t #                   mouse threshold (pixels)
-terminate             terminate at server reset
-to #                  connection time out
-tst                   disable testing extensions
ttyxx                  server started from init on /dev/ttyxx
v                      video blanking for screen-saver
-v                     screen-saver without video blanking
-wm                    WhenMapped default backing-store
-wr                    create root window with white background
-x string              loads named extension at init time
-maxbigreqsize         set maximal bigrequest size
+extension name        Enable extension
-extension name        Disable extension
-query host-name       contact named host for XDMCP
-broadcast             broadcast for XDMCP
-indirect host-name    contact named host for indirect XDMCP
-port port-num         UDP port number to send messages to
-from local-address    specify the local address to connect from
-once                  Terminate server after one session
-class display-class   specify display class to send in manage
-cookie xdm-auth-bits  specify the magic cookie for XDMCP
-displayID display-id  manufacturer display ID for request
-kb                    disable the X Keyboard Extension
+kb                    enable the X Keyboard Extension
[+-]accessx [ timeout [ timeout_mask [ feedback [ options_mask] ] ] ]
enable/disable accessx key sequences
-ardelay               set XKB autorepeat delay
-arinterval            set XKB autorepeat interval

-clipboard
Enables the integration between the Xming clipboard and
Windows clipboard.
-clipupdates num_boxes
Use a clipping region to constrain shadow update blits to
the updated region when num_boxes, or more, are in the
updated region.  Diminished effect on current Windows
versions because they already group GDI operations together
in a batch, which has a similar effect.
-depth bits_per_pixel
Specify an optional bitdepth to use in fullscreen mode
with a DirectDraw engine.
-emulate3buttons [timeout]
Emulate a 3 button mouse with an optional timeout in
milliseconds.  The default timeout is 50 milliseconds.
-engine engine_type_id
Override the server’s automatically selected engine type:
1 – Shadow GDI
2 – Shadow DirectDraw
4 – Shadow DirectDraw4 Non-Locking
Do not use this parameter unless instructed to do so.
-fullscreen
Run the server in fullscreen mode with -depth and -refresh
set as required.
-ignoreinput
Ignore keyboard and mouse input.  This is usually only used for
testing and debugging purposes.
-internalwm
EXPERIMENTAL: Run the internal window manager.
-[no]keyhook
Grab special windows key combinations like Alt-Tab or the Menu
key.  These keys are discarded by default.
-lesspointer
Hide the windows mouse pointer when it is over an inactive
Xming window.  This prevents ghost cursors appearing where
the Windows cursor is drawn over the X cursor.
-logfile filename
Write logmessages to <filename> instead of Xming.n.log,
where n is the display-number of the X Server.
-logverbose verbosity
Set the verbosity of logmessages. [NOTE: Only a few messages
respect the settings, so not much use yet]
0 – only print fatal error.
1 – print additional configuration information.
2 – print additional runtime information [default].
3 – print debugging and tracing information.
-[no]multimonitors (or -[no]multiplemonitors)
Use the entire virtual screen if multiple monitors are
present.
-multiwindow
Run the server in multiwindow mode.  Not to be used
together with -rootless or -fullscreen.
-mwextwm
EXPERIMENTAL: Run the server in multiwindow external
window manager mode. Use with xwinwm.
-nodecoration
Do not draw a window border, title bar, etc.  Windowed
mode only i.e. ignored when -fullscreen specified.
-noicons
Disable the conversion of X icons in multiwindow mode.
Use to prevent an infrequent crash in miGetImage().
This is a work-around that most people won’t need.
-nounicodeclipboard
Disable Unicode in the clipboard.
-refresh rate_in_Hz
Specify an optional refresh rate to use in fullscreen mode
with a DirectDraw engine.
-rootless
Use a transparent root window with an external window
manager (such as openbox).  Not to be used with
-multiwindow or with -fullscreen.
-screen scr_num [width height [x y] | [[WxH[+X+Y]][@m]] ]
Enable screen scr_num and optionally specify a width and
height and initial position for that screen. Additionally
a monitor number can be specified to start the server on,
at which point, all coordinates become relative to that
monitor. Examples:
-screen 0 800×600+100+100@2 ;2nd monitor offset 100,100 size 800×600
-screen 0 1024×768@3        ;3rd monitor size 1024×768
-screen 0 @1 ;on 1st monitor using its full resolution (the default)
-scrollbars
In windowed mode, allow screens bigger than the Windows desktop.
Moreover, if the window has decorations, one can now resize
it.  Do not use in conjunction with -multiwindow or with -rootless.
-silent-dup-error
If another instance of Xming is found running, exit silently
and don’t display the error message.
-swcursor
Disable the usage of the windows cursor and use the X11 software
cursor instead.
-[no]trayicon
Do not create a tray icon.  Default is to create one
icon per screen.  You can globally disable tray icons with
-notrayicon, then enable it for specific screens with
-trayicon for those screens.
-[no]unixkill
Ctrl-Alt-Backspace exits the X Server. The Ctrl-Alt-Backspace
key combo is disabled by default.
-version
Write version and help text to the console (unless built
console-less) and to the log file.
-[no]winkill
Alt-F4 exits the X Server.  The Alt-F4 key combo is enabled
by default.
-xkblayout XKBLayout
Set the layout to use for XKB.  This defaults to a layout
matching your current layout from windows or us (i.e. USA)
if no matching layout was found.
For example: -xkblayout de
-xkbmodel XKBModel
Set the model to use for XKB.  This defaults to pc105.
-xkboptions XKBOptions
Set the options to use for XKB.  This defaults to not set.
-xkbrules XKBRules
Set the rules to use for XKB.  This defaults to xorg.
-xkbvariant XKBVariant
Set the variant to use for XKB.  This defaults to not set.
For example: -xkbvariant nodeadkeys