Customizing the window manager

Selecting between SCO Panner and OSF/Motif modes

When the SCO Panner window manager runs in the default pmwm mode, it provides a virtual workspace that is much larger than the size of the physical screen. A map of the entire workspace, divided into screen-size work areas, is displayed in a panner window. You can manipulate both the actual windows in the virtual workspace and the representations of the windows in the panner.

While the virtual workspace aspects of pmwm are very useful, you may also find that it places higher demands on your system, especially with regard to memory usage.

You have the option of running the SCO Panner window manager in mwm mode, which provides standard OSF/Motif window manager functionality.

To switch to mwm mode, you can change the scosession *windowManager resource in /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/ScoSession to:

*windowManager:  /usr/bin/X11/mwm

This tells the session manager to run the window manager in mwm mode (/usr/bin/X11/mwm is linked to /usr/bin/X11/pmwm, specifying the -mwm option).

Alternatively, you can run:

/usr/bin/X11/pmwm -mwm

You could specify this command in a .startxrc file.

If you opt to use mwm mode, the window manager uses the /usr/lib/X11/system.mwmrc configuration file and the /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/Mwm resource file to determine its appearance and behavior.

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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003