Creating a personal window manager configuration file
If you want to customize your window manager menus, key bindings
and mouse button bindings, you can make your changes in
or the /usr/lib/X11/system.mwmrc file.
However, if you want to make customizations for
individual users, you should add these changes to the
user's personal .pmwmrc or .mwmrc file,
located in the user's home directory, instead.
The .pmwmrc and .mwmrc files do not
exist in $HOME by default.
To create either of these files,
copy the corresponding system file to
.pmwmrc or .mwmrc
in your home directory.
If you have created a personal window manager
you should note the following:
The window manager configuration file is a standard text file
containing items of information separated by blanks,
tabs, and new-line characters. The following
guidelines apply to either a personal or system-wide
window manager configuration file:
The system configuration file is ignored by the system
if you have your own .pmwmrc or .mwmrc file.
Therefore, your personal file must include the complete sections
for menu specifications and button and key binding specifications.
If you change the default names of any menu, button, or
key settings, you must modify the appropriate X resources
that define the names.
changes that you designate in your
personal window manager configuration file
only take effect after you restart the window
To do this, select the
Restart Window Manager option from the Root menu.
Blank lines are ignored.
The ``#'' character at the beginning of a line
is regarded as a comment.
If the ``!'' character is the first character
in a line, the line is also regarded as a comment.
Items or characters that have special meaning are
interpreted literally when quoted. For example,
if you quote the comment character, it is not interpreted
as the comment character.
Items longer than one character are quoted with double quotes
A single character is quoted by preceding it with a
Examining the window manager configuration file
Selecting between SCO Panner and OSF/Motif modes
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