The X Window System User's Guide, Motif Edition, orients the new user to window system concepts and provides detailed tutorials for many client programs, including the xterm terminal emulator and the window manager. Building on this basic knowledge, later chapters explain how to customize the X environment and provide sample configurations.
This alternative edition of the User's Guide highlights the Motif window manager for users of the Motif graphical user interface. Revised for Motif 1.2 and X11 Release 5.
Starting the system and opening windows
Using the xterm terminal emulator and window managers
Most standard release clients, including programs for graphics, printing, font manipulation, window/display information, removing windows, as well as several "desktop" utilities
Customizing the window manager, keyboard, display, and certain basic features of any client program
Using and customizing the mwm window manager, for those using theOSF/Motif graphical interface
System administration tasks, such as managing fonts, starting X automatically, and using the display manager, xdm, to run X on single or multiple displays
Material covered in this second edition includes:
Overview of the X Color Management System (Xcms)
Creating your own Xcms color database
Tutorials for two "color editors": xcoloredit and xtici
Using the X font server
Tutorial for editres, a resource editor
Extensive coverage of the new implementations of bitmap and xmag
Overview of internationalization features
Features common to Motif 1.2 applications: tear-off menus and drag-and-drop
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