Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#217 closed usability (Fixed)

X11 root window is "lost" after successive toggling

Reported by: zullil@… Owned by: jeremyhu@…
Priority: Important Milestone: 2.3.2
Component: xserver Version: dev (xorg-server-1.4-apple)
Keywords: Cc:


Hi Jeremy,

I dropped in the new X11.bin. I see "XQuartz 2.3.2_rc4 (xorg-server 1.4.2-apple29)" in the About X11 window, so the binary is being used.

I'm having root window problems, perhaps similar to those reported by Viv Kendon, if memory serves. For reference, I have the X11 "Full-screen mode" box checked and the "Auto-show menu bar in full-screen mode" unchecked.

With not open, I type "xsetroot -solid red" in Terminal. This automatically starts X11. I click on the X11 dock icon and I see a solid red screen. I do "command-option-a" and my Desktop appears with X11 as the active application. I immediately do another "command-option-a" and the menu bar disappears but no red screen. I still see my Desktop, and clicking on it simply activates Finder.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by jeremyhu@…

  • Milestone set to 2.3.2
  • Status changed from new to assigned

When I do the second cmd-option-a, I get a red root as expected...

Do you have multiple monitors? What's your system spec? What is the output of 'defaults read org.x.X11'?

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by zullil@…

I am using the built-in display on my MacBook. No other monitors.

Procyon: ~] defaults read org.x.X11

"NSWindow Frame x11_apps" = "170 69 872 465 0 0 1280 778 ";
"NSWindow Frame x11_prefs" = "802 275 484 330 0 0 1280 778 ";
"app_to_run" = "/usr/X11/bin/xterm";
"apps_menu" = (




"cache_fonts" = 1;
depth = -1;
"done_xinit_check" = 1;
"enable_fake_buttons" = 0;
"enable_key_equivalents" = 1;
"enable_system_beep" = 1;
"fullscreen_menu" = 0;
"login_shell" = "/bin/sh";
"no_auth" = 0;
"nolisten_tcp" = 1;
rootless = 0;
"startx_script" = "/usr/X11/bin/startx";
"sync_clipboard_to_pasteboard" = 1;
"sync_keymap" = 0;
"sync_pasteboard" = 1;
"sync_pasteboard_to_clipboard" = 1;
"sync_pasteboard_to_primary" = 1;
"sync_primary_on_select" = 0;
"wm_click_through" = 1;
"wm_ffm" = 0;
"wm_focus_on_new_window" = 1;


System info:


Hardware Overview:

Model Name: MacBook
Model Identifier: MacBook3,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MB31.008E.B02
SMC Version: 1.24f2
Serial Number: W88023ALZ62
Sudden Motion Sensor:

State: Enabled

OS X 10.5.6 Build 9G55

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by jeremyhu@…

Ok, I've seen this a couple times now, but I'm not sure how to reproduce (so I'm not sure how to test if I fix it...)

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by jeremyhu@…

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Could you please give this one a try... should be better:

Reopen if you still have issues.

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