Configuring window size and location

Resizing the Desktop

To change the size of the Desktop so it does not occupy the entire Root window, perform the following steps.

  1. Reconfigure the Desktop so it no longer occupies the Root window, using the Desktop Preferences Editor, located in the Controls window.

  2. If desired, resize and reposition the new desktop window with the mouse.

Step 1: Using the Desktop Preferences Editor

If you want to change the Desktop so that it does not occupy the entire screen, you should use the Desktop Preferences Editor. When you make this change, the Desktop is placed in a window, and it is then possible to further manipulate its size and location with the mouse.

To reconfigure the Desktop's geometry with the Preferences Editor:

  1. Double-click on the Preferences Editor icon in the Controls window.

  2. Double-click on the Main Desktop Behavior icon.

  3. Click on the arrow next to the ``Desktop as root window'' field and select ``No'' in the popup box.

  4. Click on Apply. You are prompted to restart the Desktop. The Desktop restarts when you select Yes.

    When the Desktop restarts, the Desktop is placed in a window, similar in size to other client windows.

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Step 2: Resizing the Desktop with the mouse

If you want to further change the Desktop's size and location, you can now resize and reposition it by dragging it with the mouse.

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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003