Protocols: Xpra Xpra

General Information

Xpra is a seamless protocol for X windows.
Click here to see how it compares to the other protocols.
Xpra is open-source (available under the GPL).
Since the Xpra server uses the X Window system, running the Xpra server requires an operating system supporting X11 windowing servers, therefore it does not run on Microsoft Windows. That does not preclude you from using the client on those systems and connecting to Xpra sessions running somewhere else.


Window Switch sessions using Xpra support the following features:
  • Seamless mode is fully supported as this is a core feature of Xpra
  • Starting, suspending and resuming of sessions is fully supported
  • Full desktop mode
Note: Xpra does not support shadowing.