How to use the chapters in this book
Most of the chapters in this book
describe how to perform a general task,
such as changing colors,
or creating new window manager menus.
Other chapters are more reference-oriented,
providing overviews of how to use major configuration components
of the Graphical Environment, such as X resources and Desktop rules.
In general, the task-oriented chapters consist of several
It is not intended that you read this manual sequentially.
However, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself
with the following reference chapters before attempting
to configure the Graphical Environment:
``Overview of the Graphical Environment'';
``Customizing the Desktop with rules'';
``Customizing the window manager''.
You can use the task-oriented chapters on an as-needed basis.
Background information, such as important concepts
and terms, is presented first.
The next sections cover the procedures that relate to
performing the task covered by the chapter.
(In many cases, not all of the procedures covered in
a chapter are necessary to perform a task.)
For example, the chapter that covers the task of changing fonts
includes several related procedures,
including how to preview available fonts on your system,
how to create font aliases,
and how to implement a font resource
specification for a client.
The procedure sections are designed to accommodate
both new and experienced users.
Each procedure begins with a list of steps that provides
the essential information for completing the procedure.
Following the list of steps are several subsections, one
for each step required by the procedure.
These subsections provide details on performing the steps,
including explanations of command or file syntax.
If you are unclear about the goal or desired outcome of
performing a particular step,
refer to that step's subsection for more information.
Finally, most chapters provide an example section.
These examples describe realistic scenarios and
tie together many of the concepts and procedures
described throughout the chapter.
For further reading
How this book is organized
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