Re: Problems with mintty jump list
- Date: Sun, 13 May 2018 16:37:21 +0200
- From: Michael Schaap <cygwin.lists@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Problems with mintty jump list
On 13 May 18 11:45, Thomas Wolff wrote:
Am 12.05.2018 um 19:15 schrieb Brian Inglis:
Yes, as you most likely want to run a login shell, you should add a
bare '-' to the arguments list, like
On 2018-05-12 06:28, Michael Schaap wrote:
I'm experimenting with the new mintty jump list feature, but I'm
getting things working.
I've added the following to my .minttyrc:
TaskCommands=default:-p 100,100;myserver:-p bottom -p right -o
BackgroundColour=255,250,230 -e /usr/bin/ssh -C -Y -o
I then started mintty with:
mintty -o AppID=minttytest
The MinTTY window appeared, with a new icon on the task bar. I
icon, and closed this new window.
A right click on the taskbar icon now indeed shows two jump list
default and myserver.
But when I click on "default", a MinTTY window does open and runs my
(which is zsh), but the environment is different than normal: for
/usr/bin is not in the $PATH and most commands are therefore not
not running as a login shell?)
TaskCommands=default:-p 100,100 -;...
Indeed, that helped.
I was a bit confused about why I needed this here, and not when running
MinTTY "normally", but then I saw that the default shortcut also had
Nothing. I have no idea why this fails, in my testing it worked. On
the other hand, the whole jump list showed up on only 2 of 3 test
systems and failed on one. Mozilla applications (Thunderbird, Firefox)
manage to establish a task list on all of these systems, but their
jumplist code looks much more complex. If someone finds out by what
cursed Microsoft magic this is further affected, I'd consider an
When I close all MinTTY windows, the icon remains on the taskbar (as
but the jump list entries are gone.
What am I doing wrong?
I got things working. :-)
I noted that the entries disappeared from the list as soon as I clicked
on one of them. I eventually tried adding "-o AppID=..." to the
arguments in TaskCommands, and that helped: the entries remained.
The only remaining problem was that the entries still disappeared when
clicking on "Terminal" (or simply clicking on the pinned taskbar item
with no terminal windows open), so I added AppName and AppLaunchCmd
options to .minttyrc, and that did the trick.
So, in the end, I added these lines to ~/.minttyrc:
TaskCommands=default:-o AppID=mymintty -p 1170,605 -;myserver:-o
AppID=mymintty -p bottom -p right -o BackgroundColour=255,250,230 -e
/usr/bin/ssh -C -Y -o ServerAliveInterval=60 myserver.example.org
AppLaunchCmd=C:\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe -o AppID=mymintty -
then started MinTTY with this shortcut:
C:\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe -o AppID=mymintty
and pinned it to the taskbar.
Thanks for your help (and for providing the awesome MinTTY in general!),
PS: PuTTY also supports the jump list, both "Recent Sessions" and a
couple of fixed "Tasks", this appears to work fine. I'm sure you're
more familiar with the PuTTY source code than that of Mozilla apps, so
perhaps it helps to take a look at how PuTTY's doing this?
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