X410.dev is now live! See how you can seamlessly use Linux GUI apps in Windows 10 with X410!

March 5, 2020|

We'll be using X410.dev as a dedicated website for all X410 related contents. Currently available how-to guides and posts about X410 at Token2Shell.com will be moved to this new website as well.

X410.dev will also host other topics that focus on creating a work environment that seamlessly combines Windows and Linux/Unix-like operating systems. When we decide to release new apps or tools for helping such efforts, you'll definitely hear about it first from X410.dev.

We hope you like the new website!

X410 gets more options for better user experience in Linux GUI apps and desktops

November 21, 2019|

2.8.0
  • You now have an option for updating the content of a window while you're resizing it in Windowed Apps mode. Please note that we recommend turning this feature off when your computer doesn't have enough processing power or network speed.

  • Windows key can now be forwarded to Linux GUI desktops
  • Fixed adding random NULL bytes when copying text from Windows to Linux GUI apps via clipboard

You can now seamlessly copy and paste an image between Windows and Linux GUI apps with X410

October 9, 2019|

2.7.0

X410 version 2.7.0 is submitted to Microsoft Store and should be available soon! Here are some of its highlights.

  • Just like plain text, you can now also share images (BMP/PNG) and HTML text between Windows and Linux GUI apps via clipboard.

    X410 natively recognizes and transfers raw image data in BMP and PNG formats. However, Windows and Linux automatically convert many image formats such as JPG to BMP format. Hence you should be able to freely copy and paste most images between the two OS's via X410.

    Please keep in mind that the clipboard sharing in X410 is utilizing network communication functions instead of system memories. So if your clipboard data is too big (ex. a high resolution BMP image) or your Linux app is running over a slow X11 forwarding, you may not be able to paste the data due to the delays and timeouts for synchronizing the two clipboards.

  • Keyboard layout files are updated to 'xkeyboard-config' version 2.27. You should no longer receive errors such as 'Error loading new keyboard description' while setting up your keyboard layout via 'setxkbmap'.

Linux GUI apps in Hyper-V virtual machines can now be opened on Windows with X410 via VSOCK

July 7, 2019|

2.6.0

X410 version 2.6.0 is now available in Microsoft Store! Here are some of its highlights.

  • X410 can now be used with Hyper-V Linux virtual machines for opening their GUI desktop via VSOCK (virtual socket).

    By using VSOCK, you don't need to worry about configuring firewall or IP address. As X410 seamlessly supports Windowed Apps mode and shared clipboard, you can also use Linux GUI apps side by side with Windows apps instead of confining them to a Hyper-V console. Moreover, your virtual machines will be using less system resources since you don't need to run XRDP or other GUI desktop separately for each Linux virtual machine.

    For an example of using this new feature, please read 'Using X410 with Hyper-V Linux Virtual Machines via VSOCK'.

  • X410 now accepts a command-line argument (:displaynumber) for designating a display number. You can concurrently run X410 for each display number and maintain separate settings. For example, if you want to start X410 for display number 1, you can use the following command from PowerShell or Windows Command Prompt:
    x410.exe :1
  • 'Shared Clipboard' options are added to the X410 tray icon context menu. You can use the new options to enable or disable transferring selected text between Windows and Linux GUI apps.
  • Improved shared clipboard data handling
  • Improved rendering speed in Floating Desktop mode