Running xmh

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The command to start xmh looks something like this:

% xmh -display foobar:0.0 -geometry 660x460+200+5 &
That command opens a 660x460-pixel xmh window close to the top of the 0 display on screen 0 of the host foobar. If you have both monochrome and color screens, the monochrome screen may give you a faster response. The -geometry setting makes a different xmh window size than the default. If you want the default size, leave out the 660x460 in that command line. If you want the window in a different place, change the +200+5. Your window manager probably lets you place the window yourself -- in that case, you can omit the position completely. The Sections Command-line Options and Changing How Commands Work list other xmh command-line options and explain how to store your favorite geometry settings as defaults.

To start xmh now, you can type the command line in an xterm window. If you want an xmh window to open automatically whenever you start X, add that line to your startup file (like .xsession). If your window manager has a menu and xmh isn't on the menu, you might add it.

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Last change $Date: 1996/06/06 15:13:35 $

This file is from the third edition of the book MH & xmh: Email for Users & Programmers, ISBN 1-56592-093-7, by Jerry Peek. Copyright © 1991, 1992, 1995 by O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. This file is freely-available; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. For more information, see the file copying.htm.

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