The Multiple Window Mode tab allows you to customize the background policy, window manager and other useful options.

Window Mode Settings Dialog Box, Multiple Window Mode Tab


Select one of the three desktop background modes: MS Windows Background, X Window Background, or X Window Background (Transparent).

MS Windows Background gives the control over the desktop background to MS Windows. You cannot use the X root window background in this mode.

X Window Background gives the control over the desktop background to Xmanager. The background will be changed to X root window and the mouse pointer will also be changed to X pointer. In this mode, you cannot use the Windows icons on the desktop background.

X Window Background (Transparent) works the same way as the X Window Background mode. However, the desktop background looks like the Windows desktop. You can still see the Windows icons on the desktop, but those icons are not active.

Note: The Background option will be applied only when a remote window manager is running.

Window Manager

Select the window manager which will manage each X application window. Xmanager supports Automatic Switch, Remote Only and Local Only for the window manager style.

A window manager is a program that manages X application windows. It attaches a title bar, border, and system menu to a window. And also it can resize, move, iconize, and close the window. A local window manager is the one which looks the same as MS Windows, and it attaches the same title bar and border as Windows applications to X application windows. A remote window manager such as dtwm, mwm, fvwm is running on a remote host and it looks different than the local window manager.

Automatic Switch mode switchs the window manager automatically and you do not have to pay attention to the window manager. At the beginning, Xmanager runs a local window manager, and when a remote window manager tries to connect to Xmanager, the local window manager is automatically closed. And if the remote window manager is closed by user, the local window manager will run again.

Remote Only mode does not run a local window manager. You should always run a remote window manager to manage X application windows.

Local Only mode does not allow the connection of a remote window manager. All X application windows are managed as Windows applications.

Use System Tray at Startup

Enters the Xmanager icon in the system tray.

Include Taskbar in the X Root Window

Includes the Taskbar area in the X root window. It may cause the bottom area of the remote desktop to be obscured by Taskbar.

Use Panning

Enables the panning feature for all X application windows when a local window manager is active.

This feature is very useful when the window size is too large to fit in the desktop or part of the window is in the outside of the desktop. By moving the mouse pointer to the edge of the desktop, the window will be automatically moved into the inside of the desktop.

Panning Settings

Opens a Panning Settings dialog box which allows you to adjust panning speed and anchor positions.

Auto Raise Window

Raises a window to the top and switches the input focus to the window when the mouse pointer enters the window.


Enter an interval as a milli-seconds unit. It gives a delay before the window is being raised to the top.