Working in the X Environment

This chapter shows you how to begin working productively in the X environment. It describes how to:

  • Open a second xterm window,
  • Move windows; raise windows to the front of the display; convert windows to icons,
  • Close an xterm window,
  • Start other clients in convenient places on the display,
  • Run clients on remote machines,
  • Customize a single client process using command line options,
  • Specify alternate default characteristics for a client using resource variables.

In This Chapter:

Creating Other Windows

Using the Pointer

Raising, Moving, and Iconifying Windows

Raising a Window or Icon

Moving a Window

Converting a Window to an Icon

Converting an Icon to a Window

Moving an Icon

Exiting from an xterm Window

Starting Additional Clients

Command Line Options

Window Geometry: Specifying Size and Location

Running a Client on Another Machine: Specifying the Display

Once You Run a Remote xterm using -display

Logging In to a Remote System

Monitoring the load on a remote system

Other Command Line Options

Putting it All Together

Customizing the X Environment: Specifying Resources

Where to Go From Here


Working in the X Environment

At the end of the last chapter, you should've had the X server, the first xterm window, and the mwm window manager running. The current chapter illustrates some of the system's basic capabilities so you can begin working more productively. This chapter shows you how to:

  • Open a second xterm window.
  • Use the pointer to affect windows ...

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