X Window System

Before the convenience of GUI utilities enabled you to set up a mouse for a left-handed person, set up your desktop the way you want it, perform system administration tasks with the click of a mouse, and so forth, people used files, including many shell scripts, to set things up. Most of the files are still there with a graphical interface, but you do not see them unless you go looking. You never have to use them. If these files interest you, read on. This section explains how to customize applications, set X resources, remap mouse buttons and discusses remote computing.

Customizing X Applications from the Command Line

The possibilities for customizing your environment can seem daunting. Before you try to customize a particular ...

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