Win-KeX SL

Content:

  • Overview

  • Prerequisites

  • Usage

    • Start

    • Sound Support

    • Multiscreen Support

    • Stop

OverviewWin-KeX in Seamless Mode will launch a Kali Linux panel on the screen top of the Windows desktop.

Seamless mode removes the visual segregation between Linux and Window apps and offers a great platform to run a penetration test in Kali Linux and copy the results straight into a Windows app for the final report.

Win-KeX utilises VcXsrv Windows X Server to achieve seamless desktop integration.

Prerequisites

UsageStart

  • Start Win-KeX as normal user in seamless mode via: kex --sl

    When starting Win-KeX SL for the first time, ensure to select

    β€œPublic networks”

    when asked for authorisation to allow traffic through the Windows Defender firewall

This will start Win-KeX in seamless mode:

The Kali panel is placed at the top of the screen and the Windows Start menu at the bottom.

  • Tip: The Kali panel might cover the title bar of maximised windows. To prevent it getting in the way you may prefer to set it to β€œAutomatically hide” in the panel preferences.

Sound Support

  • Win-KeX includes pulse audio support

  • To start Win-KeX with sound support, add --sound or -s, e.g. kex --win -s

  • When starting Win-KeX with sounds support for the first time, ensure to select

β€œPublic networks”

when asked for authorization to allow traffic through the Windows Defender firewall

Multiscreen Support

  • Win-KeX supports multiscreen setups:

    Open β€œPanel Preference” to reduce the panel length, untick β€œLock panel” and move the panel to the desired screen.

Stop

  • To close Win-KeX SL, simply log out of the session via the β€œLogout” button in the panel.

  • To optionally shutdown the Win-KeX SL server, type kex --sl --stop

Enjoy Win-KeX!

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