How to run Xming & putty to execute X Windows apps on your Windows desktop

Install Xming, then with Explorer launch Xlaunch.exe – take the defaults and save a configuration.

Then launch putty.exe – before open a connection – go into putty settings – under SSH->X11

Key is – setting X11 Forwarding on for your putty session. ┬áSetting your display on the client.

e.g. if your Windows desktop is: and your server do this:

On your server:

xhost +


export DISPLAY=

On your desktop putty configuration:

Search terms xwindows – x – x-windows


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